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Brother Arrested in Memphis Mass Murder

Police arrested the 33-year-old brother Saturday of one of the six victims of a mass murder that took place earlier this week in Memphis, reported the New York Times.
Jessie L. Dotson, the brother of Cecil Dotson,one of the victims, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to the Times.
Among those killed were two children, ages 2 and 4, both Cecil’s, and four adults, Cecil Dotson, 30; Hollis Seals, 33; Shindri Roberson, 20; and Marissa Rene Williams, 26. Three of Cecil’s children survived the attacks, ages 7, 4 and 10 months, Memphis Director of Police Larry A. Godwin said at a news conference Saturday, according to CNN News.
According to Godwin, the two brothers began arguing last Saturday afternoon and the argument ended in the shooting of the six victims early Sunday in the rental home of Cecil Dotson, reported CNN.
Jessie Dotson was released from prison in January after serving 14 years in prison for second-degree murder in 1994, according to CBS News affiliate WREG.
Verle Jones, Shindri Roberson’s aunt, told WREG that the actions of Jessie Dotson were not those of a brother, but of a “cold-blooded, cold-hearted person.?
“Destroy your own brother and his kids and whoever else is around, that is not a brother. That man is possessed by a devil,? Jones said.
According to CNN, prosecutors said they are seeking the death penalty against Dotson.