Danville triple murder suspect, 'significant other' both captured

April Hanner and Carson Ray Peters

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Posted: May 26, 2020 3:57 PM
Updated: May 26, 2020 7:15 PM

The Decatur Police Department says Carson Peters is now in police custody.

Police said Carson Peters surrendered to U.S. Marshals at Riverwalk Marina in Decatur.

April Hanner, the woman police described as being Carson Peters' significant other who was helping him elude police, has been arrested in Piedmont, about 100 miles from Riverwalk Marina. U.S. Marshals took her into custody, too.

Carson Peters faces three capital murder charges for killing three people Sunday night in Danville.

Hanner faces a charge of Hindering Prosecution in the 1st Degree

The three murder victims have been identified as Teresa Peters, James Miller, and Tammy Smith.

Teresa Peters is Carson Peters' wife. Tammy Smith is Teresa Peters' sister. James Miller is Tammy Smith's boyfriend.

A fourth victim - Mary Kenny - is in stable condition at Huntsville Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Mary Kenny is the mother of Teresa Peters and Tammy Smith. (Read more here)

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