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Deandra Marquis Lee arrested in slayings of 9-year-old Ala. twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett and their babysitter

Deandra Marquis Lee being escorted into the Alabama Bureau of Investigations Headquarters CBS 8 News,Heather VacLav, WAKA

Deandra Marquis Lee being escorted into the Alabama Bureau of Investigations headquarters
CBS 8 News, Heather VacLav, WAKA

(CBS/AP) HAYNEVILLE, Ala. - Deandra Marquis Lee, an Alabama man charged with killing 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett as well as their elderly babysitter Jack Girdner last week, has been arrested.

Prosecutor Michael Jackson says Lee, 22, was arrested Saturday morning in Selma. Authorities found him at an apartment complex after someone called in a tip to a hotline set up by state officials.

Jackson says Lee didn't resist when authorities arrived to arrest him.

Lee is wanted in the slayings of Jordan Dejerinett and his sister Taylor, and 73-year-old Jack Mac Girdner. Authorities say Girdner was a retired anesthesiologist who sometimes cared for the children. The bodies of all three were found Tuesday in rural Lowndes County. Police say they were shot.

The search for Lee was concentrated in Dallas County, where he was acquitted in a double murder last year.

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