Georgia man killed mother, baby at center of Amber Alert

Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 7:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 12, 2022 at 9:50 PM CDT
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COVINGTON, Ga. (Gray News) - A Georgia man killed 1-year-old Jaquari Bennett after an Amber Alert had been issued for her, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Sunday.

Jaquari was abducted at her home by Darian Javaris Bennett, 38, around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Authorities say Bennett also shot and killed Jaquari’s mother. Her grandmother was also shot and flown to the hospital in critical condition. Two other children were inside the home at the time of the shootings and abduction.

Anyone with more information can call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at 706-717-9915.

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