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Third arrest made in triple Upatoi murder case

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    Raheam Gibson and Jervarceay Tapley have been charged in the Upatoi murders of Gloria Short, Caleb Short, and Gianna Lindsey. We are digging deeper and learning more about the two teens accused in the triple murders.

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    The two suspects charged in the triple murder of three people, including a 17-year-old and an 11-year-old, made their first appearance in recorder's court on Friday. 

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    Not guilty is how two Columbus suspects charged with three counts of murder pleaded Friday afternoon in court. Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and 19-year-old Raheam Gibson are charged in the deaths of Gloria Short, 54, Caleb Short, 17, and Gianna Lindsey, 11. More >>

    Not guilty is how two Columbus suspects charged with three counts of murder pleaded Friday afternoon in court. Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and 19-year-old Raheam Gibson are charged in the deaths of Gloria Short, 54, Caleb Short, 17, and Gianna Lindsey, 11.

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UPATOI, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus police have confirmed a third suspect has been arrested in connection to the triple homicide that occurred in Upatoi, GA last month. 

Columbus police say the third suspect is a 15-year-old black male. He is being charged as an adult with three counts of murder, burglary, two counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle, and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

His first scheduled court hearing is set for Saturday Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. hours in Recorder's Court. Police say this hearing is going to be asked to be reset to Monday Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in Recorder's Court. The testimony will be given on Monday.

On Monday, Jan. 4, the bodies of 54-year-old Gloria Short, 17-year-old Caleb Short and 11-year-old Giane Lindsey were found scattered throughout the house on Bentley Drive by Gloria's husband Robert, who had just returned from work. 

Columbus police arrested the first two suspects on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Jervarceay Tapley, 17, and Raheam Gibson, 19, are both charged with three counts of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, burglary, and two counts of theft by motor vehicle. 

Tapley is a family acquaintance on Caleb Short and was previously a student at Spencer High School. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details.

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