Landon Durham Bio, Wiki
Landon Durham is a 16-year old Munford, Alabama teenager who is accused of the grisly stabbing deaths of his mother and two siblings. He then went to school after the morning slayings, which were not discovered until Tuesday evening, January 21st, 2020, authorities said.
Landon Durham Arrest & Charges
Landon was charged with capital murder on January 22nd, 2020 in horrific stabbing to death of his mother and two siblings. The family murders come just days after another teenager, in Grantsville, Utah, was accused of shooting four family members to death and injuring a fifth. That youth was also charged as an adult.
The district attorney in a press release explained how authorities learned hours after the slayings about the deaths. “Sometime around late last night (Tuesday, January 21st, 2020), we got a report of some people stabbed to death. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Landon Durham… is the person who committed the crimes,” Giddens said in the January 22nd press conference. “He was arrested today.”
The attorney said the death penalty doesn’t apply to people under 18 in Alabama but Durham was charged automatically as an adult under state law because he’s 16 and it was a capital offense.
Giddens said he doesn’t know what the motive was. “Some kind of knife” was used as the murder weapon. Landon was the eldest brother of the three siblings. The DA said it looked like the victims were murdered early Tuesday morning.
Chillingly, authorities say that Durham went to school after stabbing his three family members to death. He attended Munford High School that Tuesday, the DA confirmed at the press conference. He was apprehended at a store the next day, a Wednesday, according to Al.com, at around 7:40 a.m. It was not clear what he did in between school and the apprehension.
“He was apprehended at the store across from Beans and Greens Restaurant, without incident,” Sheriff Jeff Shaver told Gadsen Times. When they were looking for him, authorities warned that Landon “might be armed with knives and swords,” Gadsen Times reported.
Landon Durham Accused of Murdering his Mother & Two Siblings
The Talladega County Sheriff’s Department announced that the three victims were “found deceased on Roy Lackey Lane in Munford Alabama on January 21st, 2020.” The department identified the victims as Holli Christina Durham, age 36, Branson Durham, age 13 and Baron Durham, age 13.
“The cause of death appears to be due to stab wounds,” the department announced.
In the initial statement, authorities said that “a person of interest has been detained for questioning. There is no known threat to the community at this time.”
Landon Durham Father
Landon’s dad says on Facebook that he’s a recruiter with the U.S. Army. He said that he was formerly an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning and a former Indirect Fire Infantryman at the 4th Infantry Division.
He also served as an Airborne Infantryman at 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. The dad lives in Texas but is from Talladega, Alabama, according to his Facebook page. Some of his photos show him in Afghanistan. He posted a photo with the three boys on Facebook.