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Third arrest made in triple homicide case

Police are announcing a third arrest in a brutal triple murder case in Upatoi, Georgia.

Last month, Gloria Short, her teenage son Caleb, and 11 year old granddaughter Gianna Lindsey were all found murdered in their home on Bentley Drive.

Two suspects have already been arrested in that case.

Columbus police say the third suspect is a 15-year-old 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 name has not been released.
Columbus police arrested the first two suspects eight days later. 17-year old Jervarceay Tapley, 19 year old Raheam Gibson ,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 of Caleb Short and was previously a student at Spencer High School in Columbus.

The 15-year old suspect's first scheduled court hearing is set for Saturday at 8 a.m. hours in Recorder's Court.

Police say this hearing is going to be asked to be reset to Monday, February 8th at 2 p.m. in Recorder's Court.

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