It would appear that Christopher Luttrell has admitted to the murder of social worker, Boni Frederick, when he and Renee Terrell kidnapped Saige Terrell. Luttrell also apologized to all that he hurt.
When asked if he killed social worker Boni Frederick, Luttrell replied, “Yes, ma’am,” according to Nevels and reporters who were present.
It may be a bit too late for apologies as these two are in a world of trouble.
Authorities allege the couple fled three days earlier after killing Frederick, 67, and abducting Terrell’s 10-month-old son, Saige. Frederick had taken the boy to Terrell’s home in Henderson for a visit.
The baby was found unharmed and has been returned to foster parents in Union County, Ky.
Federal prosecutors in Kentucky initially charged the couple with fleeing to avoid prosecution on kidnapping charges, but have dropped their charges so state authorities could prosecute the two on felony murder, kidnapping, robbery and theft charges, Nevels said. (Houston Chronicle)
Mother denies killing aide
HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson woman charged with kidnapping her 9-month-old child after killing a social service aide offered insight into the crimes Thursday but denied involvement in the killing.
During a 40-minute news conference at the Henderson County Detention Center, Renee Terrell, 33, answered a range of questions, refused to address others and generally painted herself as a victim rather than a suspect. (Evansville Courier Press)
BREAKING NEWS: The Amber Alert for 10 month old Saige Terrell has been cancelled. Saige Terrell has been located and has been found alive and safe. The two suspects are in custody.
The AMBER Alert for SAIGE R. TERRELL has been cancelled. Reason: CHILD HAS BEEN LOCATED AND SUSPECTS ARE IN CUSTODY. THEY WERE LOCATED IN GODFREY, IL
Earlier today the FBI issued warrants for the arrest of Renee Terrell, 33, and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Wayne Luttrell.
Trucker finds slain social worker’s purse along I-64
UPDATE: Amber Alert suspects caught in SWAT operation
A Kentucky woman and her boyfriend were captured last night in western Illinois after a three-day search that began when a social worker who had taken the woman’s 9-month-old son to her for a visit was found dead.
The boy, Saige Terrell, was with them and was rescued in the FBI SWAT team operation in Godfrey, Ill., and EMS workers took him to a hospital to be examined. (Courier Journal)
A surveillance tape from a gas station in Smithboro has recorded the vehicle wanted in the AMBER ALERT and the case of missing 10 month old Saige Terrell. Also a credit card purchase indicates that those wanted, Renee Terrell and Renee Terrell’s boyfriend, Christopher Wayne Luttrell were at this location.
Police said they believe Renee Terrell, the baby and Luttrell left in Frederick’s 2000 white Daewoo Nubira station wagon, which had Kentucky license plate 675-DRV.
Amber Alerts were issued for the baby in Indiana and Kentucky. The Indiana alert was issued because Renee Terrell has relatives in that state.
Smithboro is about 50 miles northeast of St. Louis.
Arrest warrants charging Renee Terrell with kidnapping and Luttrell with probation violation have been issued in Kentucky. (The Indy Channel)