Man charged with killing mom and sister 8 months later - WNEM TV 5

Man charged with killing mom and sister 8 months later

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Stephon Roby, 22, was arraigned by video Friday in connection with the murders of his mother, Leigh King, and his younger sister, Sharlea King.

Police said Roby initially alerted investigators that his mother and sister were dead inside their home in Hess back in March.

During his video arraignment, Roby appeared almost shocked that he was being charged with their deaths.

"Don't you need some kind of evidence for that?" Roby asked.

Roby is charged with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder. After the judge announced felony firearm charges, Roby again questioned the evidence against him.

"I didn't get caught with a gun ... they didn't find one," Roby explained.

The victims' family said Leigh King celebrated her 42nd birthday two days before police found her body.

Family members were in court but declined an on-camera interview after Roby's arraignment. They said it is a "positive sign" that someone is finally facing charges for Leigh and Sharlea King's deaths but it is unfortunate that it is a family member.

A relative told TV5's Gino Vicci that the family "is losing three family members," pointing to Roby as the third if convicted.

Roby's next court date will focus on the evidence he repeatedly questioned.

A preliminary exam is set for Nov. 25.

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