December 28, 2009 9:30 AM
Prison Guard Albert James Turner on the Run after Murdering Wife, Mother, Say Cops
ROSENBERG, Texas (CBS/AP) Albert James Turner is usually on the right side of the law, but Texas police say the prison guard is now on the run after he fatally stabbed his wife and mother-in-law over the holiday weekend.
(Rosenberg Police Department)
Photo: Albert James Turner.
Detectives in the Houston suburb of Rosenberg were searching Monday for Turner, who police suspect could be headed for Florida.
Rosenberg police Lt. Colin Davidson said Turner, 44, faces murder charges after an argument at the home of his in-laws turned violent Sunday.
Davidson says Turner was identified as the suspect by eyewitnesses, including a child who called 911. The sound of children screaming can be heard in the background on the 911 tape.
The victims were Turner's 39-year-old wife, Keitha Frank Turner, and her mother, 66-year-old Betty Jo Frank.
Police say Turner has family in the Orlando, Fla., area.