Mother of murder suspect begs son to take responsibility; reward offered for his arrest

Robin Denson is begging her son to take responsibility (WPEC)

A mother is begging her son to take responsibility for killing her girlfriend and her 11-year-old child.

This comes as West Palm Beach police and the U.S. Marshals launch a manhunt for 26-year-old Marlin Joseph in connection to the crime.

The suspect’s mother, Robin Denson, gave her plea Monday afternoon at the West Palm Beach Police Department.

"Marlin, son, I love you," Denson said. "You know I love you, but can you please turn yourself in?”

Denson says she was right outside her home when her son shot and killed the woman she loved and lived with.

“I had to run back to house and see my stepdaughter on the floor and my girlfriend, ” she said.

Kaladaa Crowell, 36, died at the scene, and her daughter, 11-year-old Kyra Inglett, died hours later at the hospital.

Denson says she wants to see justice for them.

“He’s my son and I love him but I also love them too,” she said.

As the search for Joseph intensifies, U.S. Marshals are calling on anyone with information on his whereabouts to help.

“Imagine if that was your child that was deceased around the holidays," Assistant Chief of Marshal Service Manny Puri said. "How would you feel if no one helped you?”

Police and U.S.Marshals are now offering a $5,000 reward for the tip that leads to Joseph’s arrest.

They ask that you call Crime Stoppers at 1800-458-TIPS (8477) or Detective Paul Creelman at 561-512-8481.

Puri says callers can remain anonymous.

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