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Glynn County Police: Man Stabs Mother to Death, Wounds Teen Girlfriend

3:45 PM, Sep 19, 2011   |    comments
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GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- Police believe a 29-year-old man killed his mother and stabbed two other people before leading police on a chase.

According to Glynn County Police Department Capt. Marissa Tindale, officers responded to a reported stabbing at a home on New Jesup highway about six miles west of Interstate 95 late Friday night.

The first officers to the home reported finding Vivian Lott, 51, dead from multiple stab wounds.

Also in the home were her boyfriend, 56-year-old Robert Long and 18-year-old Melani Houston.

Long, according to Tindale's news release, had been stabbed in the chest, and Houston had been stabbed in the back.

Police believe Houston is the girlfriend of Lott's son, 29-year-old Eric Marroquin.

Tindale also said Marroquin and Houston lived at the home with Lott, but Long did not live there.

The victims told police Marroquin had fled the area in Long's pickup truck, which police spotted shortly before midnight.

Marroquin didn't give up when he was spotted, but instead led police on a chase, which ended when he crashed at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Third Avenue in Brunswick.

The truck crashed into a tree, Tindale said, and Marroquin got out and started running.

After a "brief foot chase," Marroquin was arrested.

He faces charges of murder, aggravated assault (two counts) and possession of tools in the commission of a crime.

Tindale said the investigation is continuing, and police have not yet offered a motive.

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