Man kills 2 sisters, but police save the 3rd
A Massachusetts man fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and approached his 9-year-old sister with a knife before being shot and killed by police officers.
A clear motive as to why Kerby Revelus, 23, slaughtered his sisters on Saturday is uknown. Sarafina, his 9-year-old sister, dialed 911 and watched as police shot her brother dead after he decapitated 5-year-old Bianca and stabbed 17-year-old to death.
Police told the Associated Press, Sarafina was hospitalized Sunday with defensive wounds to her hands and stab wounds to her abdomen and one of her legs.
Milton police Chief Richard G. Wells Jr. told AP Revelus was in a fistfight with a man living next door about 24 hours prior to the attack.
After the 5 p.m. 911 call, an officer patrolling the area was on the scene. The officer broke through the door when Sarafina did not open the door. When he entered, Revelus was decapitating Bianca, Wells told AP.
Four officers were inside within moments and two of them shot Revelus as he approached Sarafina, according to Wells.
Revelus had served jail time for a gun charge, Wells said, and police were called to the house in 2004 after Revelus had punched a woman there.
Details about who shot Revelus and the number of shots will be revealed after an autopsy. According to AP, officers involved in the case were placed on administrative leave and were receiving counseling from the Boston Police Department.