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Murder suspect chased girl from home while shooting at her: Report

Marlin Larice Joseph, 26, is accused of killing Kaladaa Crowell and her 11-year-old daughter, Kyra Inglett. (WPEC)

The man accused of killing a mother and her 11-year-old daughter had chased the girl from the home while shooting at her, according to the report from West Palm Beach Police.

Marlin Larice Joseph is facing two counts of first degree premeditated murder for the killings of 36-year-old Kaladaa Crowell and 11-year-old Kyra Inglett.

U.S. Marshals arrested Joseph Tuesday. He had been on the run since Dec. 28 after the shootings at a home at 822 3rd Street. New documents show police tracked him down through ATM card transactions. His cousin, Javarie Williams, used the card to get money for Joseph, police said.

Police said Joseph first shot Crowell once. According to the report, Crowell managed to tell Joseph's brother, Patrick Joseph, to call 911.

Witnesses told police that Joseph, after shooting Crowell, bolted out the door while shooting at Kyra. Police said she appeared to suffer gunshot wounds to her head and arm.

After shooting Kyra, police said Joseph broke free of one of his brothers who tried to stop him, and went back into the home and fired at least two more gunshots. Police found Crowell dead at the scene. Her daughter died two hours later at the hospital.

Police said Crowell and Joseph had been arguing that day about Kyra's bad attitude, and how she wasn't getting along with the other children who lived in the home.

Joseph appeared in court Wednesday morning where a judge denied him bond.

Family members will gather at 11 a.m. to hold a vigil in memory of Crowell and her daughter. It's at Christ Fellowship church on Northlake Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.


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