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Defendant’s parents, uncle, among the 7 killed in Tennessee, authorities say

connectVideoTennessee police discover two bodies after the arrest of suspect linked to multiple murders

Authorities say that seven bodies were discovered at two homes in rural Tennessee; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta.

A suspect’s parents and uncle were among the seven people found dead in two homes in rural Tennessee, authorities said.

Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested Saturday about a mile from one of the two crime scenes in rural Sumner County. He was shot and injured while they are taken into custody after authorities saw him in a creek bed.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that the death of the suspect’s parents, David Carl Cummins, 51; Clara Jane Cummins, 45; and his uncle Charles Edward Hosale, 45.

The other victims were identified as Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43; of which the relationship with Cummins was not clear; her daughter Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12; and Rachel’s mother, Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64. Another victim, Shirley B. Fehrle, 69; was found in a separate house. Cummins reportedly stolen from a Kia of Shirley Fehrle, his neighbor, and one of the victims, citing an arrest affidavit, the Tennessean reported.

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An eighth victim, a relative of Cummins, survived and was in critical condition, according to ABC News.

Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested on Saturday after investigators found a number of bodies in two separate homes in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
(Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

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Cummins has a long criminal record and had multiple court-ordered requests in the past to undergo mental health checks.

A warrant for the suspect’s arrest was prepared by a probation officer, a day for a number of people were found dead, the Tennessean reported. Arrest warrant issued for Cummins were submitted Monday on a charge of criminal homicide for at least one of the deceased and a charge of theft of property of more than $10,000.

It was not immediately clear what kind of weapon was used.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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