Starkville man charged with triple homicide in Artesia

Clark Earl Allen Jr. is 20 years old and now could face the death penalty

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 7:40 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 7:40 PM

Speech to Text for Starkville man charged with triple homicide in Artesia

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of three columbus men. the shooting took place tuesday at a home in artesia. wtva's wayne hereford was in lowndes county and has the latest. his name is clark earl allen jr. and he is charged with killing demario anquan snell, mauricio lamarcus nance, and tyshun bernard fields. allen appeared in lowndes county justice court this morning where he was brought under tight security. stand up ..while inside allen asked the judge if he could be held in oktibbeha county jail where he is from in starkville. investigators say they have probable cauise to arrest allen. they say allen was inside the home at the time of the murders but they have not released any specifics as the his motive for the crimes . "we do believe that drugs are a factor in this case. we have not established motive at this time .but i do want to emphasize that i do believe that it does play a factor in this yes." wright also says its looks like allen knew his victims as he was a guest at the house"he was there at the house.he was a guest at the house at that time. and yes, it would be safe to say he knew them." major wright also
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