Mother of triple homicide suspect tells WGN son is innocent

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A man wanted on three counts of murder in Georgia may be headed to Chicago as he lived here years ago and his mother still resides in one of the suburbs.

A 34-year-old mother, her 12-year-old son and 19-year-old Godson were shot and killed according to Georgia police by 33-year-old Robert Bell a man they welcomed into their home.

Angelina Benton let Bell and his wife stay in her suburban Atlanta home out of kindness two weeks ago, because the couple has money problems.  According to police, bell armed with an assault rifle, fatally shot Benton, her on and godson and wounded her 23-year-old boyfriend on Sunday.

There is no clear motive.


Bell’s mother Cassandra Carrol and her husband  are holding out hope, there is more to story.

Cassandra Carrol tells WGN Bell is an innocent man and that police have the story horribly wrong.

“My son did not do this,” Cassandra Carrol.

Bell is now on the run and police believe he could be looking to return to his hometown of Chicago, where he graduated from Englewood high school in 1997.

Triple murder suspect may be headed to ChicagoHis mother is just praying, the manhunt for accused killer will end with her son safe, sound and able to tell his story.

She has reached out to Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church and says she hopes that her son will go to that church or another church, with hopes that a pastor can ensure his safety before this triple murder suspect turns himself in.

Police say in addition to Chicago, Bell could be headed to Albany Georgia or Tennessee where his wife works.



1 Comment

  • Martin


    I am not a supporter of the police, but just as much as I don't like the police I don't like criminals, especially ones as heinous as murderers! If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a flipping duck folks!

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