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Suspect in slayings of Columbia mother and daughter waives extradition

The California man accused of killing a Columbia mother and her 3-year-old daughter in 2011 has waived extradition and will return to South Carolina, according to officials.

Kenneth Canzater Jr., 33, of Perris, Calif., will be charged with the murders of Candra Alston, 25, and her daughter Malaysia Boykin, officials have said. Canzater was arrested in Corona, Calif., last month and is jailed in Riverside, Calif.

Canzater has waived his right to an extradition hearing, according to Columbia Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. That means he will not fight extradition and will return to South Carolina sooner rather than later.

A representative for the U.S. Marshals Service would not comment on when Canzater may return to South Carolina.

Alston and Malaysia were found dead in Alston’s home at Brook Pines Apartments off Broad River Road on Jan. 9, 2011, in what Chief Skip Holbrook

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Calif. man held in 2011 slayings of Columbia mother and daughter

A California man has been arrested in the 2011 slayings of a Columbia woman and her 3-year-old daughter, who were found dead at what officials described as a “gruesome” crime scene.

Kenneth Canzater, 33, of Perris, Calif., was arrested last week in California and will be charged with the murders of Candra Alston, 25, and her daughter Malaysia Boykin, police said Thursday. Columbia police officers arrested Canzater outside a motel in Corona, Calif., on March 23. He is jailed in Riverside, Calif., awaiting extradition.

Alston and Malaysia were found dead in Alston’s home at Brook Pines Apartments off Broad River Road on Jan. 9, 2011, in what Chief Skip Holbrook called “a truly horrific crime scene.” Holbrook said Alston was shot in the head, and Malaysia, known by family members as “La La,” had been stabbed multiple times.

Holbrook described Canzater as an acquaintance of Alston and said the

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Two children and their mother shot in head, killed at Gentilly family’s home

A quiet neighborhood in Gentilly near Dillard University woke up Friday to a scene of stunning violence, with police reporting three people, including two young children, found killed inside of a home on Touro Street. Another victim was injured by a firearm and had been hospitalized. 

Few details about killings were immediately available, but Police Superintendent Michael Harrison was on the scene Friday morning. “It really rattles everybody,” Harrison said. “That’s why you see us all out here.”

The coroner’s office identified those killed as Jumyrin Smith, 6; Justin Simms, 10; and Monique Smith, 30. All three were shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV, who also reported the woman killed is the children’s mother.

At one point Friday morning, a crying man rushed toward the tan brick house, yelling “That’s my daughter! Those are my grandkids!” But he was held back by officers.

Mother and sons killed in ‘horrific’ quadruple Gentilly shooting; daughter, 12, in serious condition

Residents on a quiet Gentilly street awoke Friday to a gruesome scene — a quadruple shooting that left a young mother and her two sons dead, with her 12-year-old daughter in serious condition at the hospital.

The shooting occurred before dawn, when New Orleans police officers were dispatched to a tan brick home in the 4200 block of Touro Street.

Though some neighbors said they didn’t hear any gunshots, officers who arrived at the home shortly after 4 a.m. found Monique Smith, 30, and her sons Jumyrin Smith, 6, and Justin Simms, 10, shot to death inside the house.

Also wounded by gunfire was Monique Smith’s 12-year-old daughter, A’Miya Smith, who was rushed to a hospital.

Smith and her two sons were all shot in the head, according to sources cited by WWL-TV. Police would not confirm how severely A’Miya was injured but said the girl was in serious condition.

Within hours, family members arrived

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Man gets 75 years for stabbing mother, son

Lubbock Judge William Eichman told 47-year-old Juan Martinez on Tuesday he believed Martinez didn’t intend to kill a 36-year-old mother of three when he entered their central Lubbock home on the morning of Thanksgiving 2015. However, Eichman said he believed Martinez’s attack on Elizabeth Lopez and her son was deliberate and his record of violence showed he was a danger to society.

“This was a pretty violent incident,” Eichman told Martinez as pictures of the bloody crime scene were displayed on a projector screen in the courtroom.

Martinez entered an open plea of guilty Friday to a three-count indictment of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit injury to a child, aggravated assault and retaliation. Martinez asked Eichman to determine his punishment.

Martinez, who in 1988 was convicted in the stabbing death of his mother’s ex-boyfriend and then was convicted of possessing a shiv in his prison cell, faced a punishment of

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