Double Murder Suspect Captured

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

A murder suspect jumps from a bridge in Charleston and has to be rescued by firefighters and police.

Stanley Pierson is accused of killing his wife and stepdaughter.

It all started Sunday afternoon around one o'clock when police got a call from one of the victim's brothers that two women were covered in blood inside their home on Younger Drive in Malden.

Lisa Peirson was 39-years-old. Her daughter, Casey Barker, was 20.
Police say Casey died inside the home and Lisa died just as she got to the hospital.

Peirson is Lisa's husband and Casey's stepfather. Police found Pierson's car on the Yeager Bridge in Charleston, that's where he told police he jumped.

He was rescued around three Monday morning and taken to the hospital in handcuffs. No word on his condition and police aren't releasing a motive for the killings.

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