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A second person is behind bars in connection with the murder of the couple found shot multiple times on a secluded road in Hurtsboro early Tuesday morning.

In a WTVM exclusive, we sat down with one of the victim's family on Friday.

Russell County authorities continue to make arrests for the gruesome murder of 35-year-old Reginald Berry and 27-year-old Michell Buchannon.

The most recent arrest is a 23-year-old Columbus man named Frederick Bowen. Authorities say Bowen is a part of a quad of murders that killed the couple in cold blood. 

Buchannon was the second oldest of five brothers and sisters. She had dreams of one day becoming a teacher, but those dreams were cut short late Monday night when she and her boyfriend were gunned down while sitting in a car.

Authorities say Berry witnessed a shooting just hours before he was killed, and was possibly going to be a witness. Buchannon's family says she also witnessed the same shooting and that's why she became a target as well.

He mother Sharon Buchannon says she still hears the words her daughter spoke as she walked out the front door for the last time.

"She said I'll be back and I told her not to go," Sharon said.

"To do something like this, you ought to have a conscience," said her aunt Kewanna. "I don't care what she saw, it was not worth her life being taken."

The family says they don't know any of the men accused of taking Buchannon's life. They also commented on how young the suspects are.

Investigators say at least one of the suspects had a troublesome history with Buchannon's boyfriend.

She simply got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Russell County Sheriff's Department also has warrants out for two other suspects: Derek Cliatt and Dexter Saxton.

Rashawn Ricks, 17, was arrested Wednesday and charged in the case.

Officials believe all four suspects were involved in the murders, and they all are being charged with capital murder.

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