Suspect accused of double stabbing murder transported to Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused of stabbing a mother and her 14-year-old son to death in Raleigh is back in Memphis after he was arrested by Arkansas State Troopers two weeks ago.
Jose Murillo-Salgado, 42, was arrested on July 28, the same day of the double murder, after a trooper spotted a vehicle matching the description of one that Memphis authorities believed was being driven by the suspect.
The family identified the victims as 36-year-old Claudia Nunez and her 14-year-old son Kevin Nunez. Family members say Murillo-Salgado was released from jail for separate crimes four days before the double murder.
The mother’s sister said the stabbing was the result of an attempted breakup, which Murillo-Salgado wouldn’t accept.
After he was arrested, Murillo-Salgado was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he was being held for Memphis police.
Officials say Murillo-Salgado is now back in Shelby County. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated burglary.
A court date has yet to be set.
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