Authorities have arrested a local man accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and her parents Monday and setting fire to their home in Old Jefferson, a grisly rampage that included the slaying of a 7-month-old fetus.
The suspect, Jatory Evans, 28, stabbed and set fire to his pregnant girlfriend, Sydney Hanson, in her upstairs bedroom and fatally shot her parents, the authorities said. Hanson’s mother, Samantha Hanson, was said to have been stabbed about two dozen times and shot five times. Her father, Dwayne Hanson, was shot twice.
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Deputies took Evans into custody Tuesday following a 2:30 a.m. raid of his home in New Orleans East and booked him on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree feticide. He had scratches on his arm and