Remembering the Upatoi murder victims a year later

Court status of Upatoi triple murder suspects

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It has been a year since three members of an Upatoi family were brutally murdered inside a home.

On Jan 4, 2016, the three suspects are accused of breaking into Gloria Short's home on Bentley Drive and killing her, her son Caleb Short and her granddaughter Gianna Lindsey.

The suspects, who were all teens at the time, include Jervarceay Tapley, 17, Raheam Gibson, 19, and Rufus Burks, 15. They were all indicted on kidnapping, first-degree burglary, three counts of murder, and two counts of theft by taking a motor vehicle.

For a look at a timeline throughout 2016 in the Upatoi murder investigation click here.

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