PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local man is now charged with the murders of his son’s mother and grandmother. Police say Byron McDonald shot and killed 50-year-old Tamara Aikens and 25-year-old Morgan Braxton.
Braxton is the mother of the suspect’s 3-year-old son.READ MORE: Heavy Machinery Used To Rescue Man Buried After Earth Gives Out From Underneath Him, Philadelphia Police Say
Family members say Braxton feared for her safety.
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“They should go to family, they should go to neighbors, they should go to a place of safety. They should do whatever they can to get out of that situation,” Krasner said.
McDonald was taken into custody after an Amber alert was issued for the son he shared with Braxton.MORE NEWS: CDC To Recommend Vaccinated People In Certain Areas Resume Wearing Masks
McDonald and the child were found earlier this month at a hotel near the airport.