COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - More questions than answers remain in case of an alleged ax murderer. He's now behind bars after nearly 24 years of freedom.
Police who worked the case then say it was one of the most horrendous crimes the city of Columbus has seen -- the brutal slayings of a pregnant mother and her children on August 29, 1985.
Thursday, officials spoke in a press conference at the Columbus Public Safety building about the case for the first time since 51-year-old Michael Curry's arrest. However, it is not known what led police to arrest Curry Wednesday, more than two decades after the crime.
Curry was indicted by a Muscogee County Grand Jury Tuesday and was arrested in Dalton, GA Wednesday. At a press conference at the Columbus Public Safety Building today, officials would not discuss specifics like Curry's motive, alibi, and any new evidence in the case.
Over the years, police say they tried following every new lead that would develop.
Police Chief Ricky Boren, told News Leader 9, "We've always had this case assigned to an investigator. This case has never been shelved. We've followed up on every lead that came in whether it turned to be factual or not factual. Everything in this case for 24 years, almost 25 years has been followed up on."
District Attorney, Julia Slater, told the media she plans on prosecuting the case herself, but has not decided whether she will seek the death penalty in this case.
In the meantime, Curry is being held in the Muscogee County Jail. A date for his arraignment has not yet been set.