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Arrest Made in Topeka Triple Homicide

Capital murder charges have been filed in the 2016 triple homicide of a man, woman and unborn child at a Topeka apartment complex.

Yanez Sanford was arrested in Independence, Missouri.

Sanford faces charges linked to the shooting deaths at the Fairlawn Green Apartments of 23-year-old Dominique Ray, 20-year-old Camrah Trotter, and her unborn son, Uriah Trotter.

She was in her third trimester of pregnancy, the Topeka Capital Journal reported.

Authorities declined to say whether Sanford knew the victims.

Sanford faces charges of capital murder, first-degree premeditated murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated burglary.

The local Crime Stoppers program recently asked the public for help in identifying the killer, but police would not say whether that brought any tips that led to the charges.

Sanford was being held on $1 million bond at the jail in Jackson County, Missouri.

Police Chief Bill Cochran described the filing of charges as a great moment for the city of Topeka and the Topeka Police Department.


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