Three people indicted on first-degree murder charges

Created: 05/23/2014 12:46 PM WHEC.com

Three people, charged in connection with three murders on Chili Avenue in February, have been indicted by a grand jury.

Marlando Allen, Steve Fulcott and Andre McFarlane were indicted on first-degree murder charges Thursday.

Police say the trio shot and killed Jacqueline Simmons, her cousin, 21-year-old Jermeliah Simmons, and 24-year-old Michael Nelson with a handgun inside a Chili Avenue home.

First Assistant District Attorney Kelly Wolford said, "Yesterday’s indictment was the culmination several weeks of excellent police work and information sharing across multiple agencies, and I want to thank our partners in federal, state, and local law enforcement for their efforts. Murders, sadly, are not an uncommon occurrence in any urban area, but the calculated execution of three individuals in a single incident would shock the residents of even the largest city. The men who are alleged to have committed these murders are among the most dangerous of any in our society, and I look forward to prosecuting this case and delivering justice to the families of the victims.”   

All three men are being held without bail in the Monroe County Jail. Each faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

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