Police say suspect in quadruple murder confesses in interviews, pleads not guilty in court

Updated: Jul. 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The suspect in last week’s quadruple murder has entered his first official plea.

Travane Brandon Jackson, 27, appeared in Columbus Recorder’s Court this morning where he plead not guilty.

Jackson’s girlfriend Jerrica Spellman and her three children, 3-year-old King, 1-year-old Kensley and 1-month-old Khristian were found stabbed to death in the apartment the two shared at Elizabeth Canty Homes on July 17.

Jackson was arrested early the next morning at a nearby trailer park and now faces four counts of family violence - murder in their deaths.

Despite his plea, detectives in the quadruple homicide case say that Jackson has already confessed to fatally stabbing Spellman and the three young children.

During a police interview, Jackson also allegedly expressed that he wanted to write letters expressing remorse to his and Spellman’s family members.

At this time, detectives believe the incident resulted from a domestic dispute between Jackson and Spellman.

His case is now being bound over to Superior Court.

This is a developing story. Keep with News Leader 9 on air and online for the latest updates.

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