Sheriff: 5 slain in Alabama massacre included pregnant woman

ATLANTA (AP) – Authorities in south Alabama say the five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a 22-year-old woman who was five months pregnant and four other adults ranging in age from 23 to 35.

A sheriff’s captain says the suspect attacked them as they slept and then abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant from the home. Both of them were found alive.

The bodies of the two women and three men were found Saturday afternoon inside the home in Citronelle, a small town 30 miles northwest of Mobile.

Investigators say 27-year-old Derrick Dearman of Leakesville, Mississippi, faces six counts of capital murder – one count for each of the victims plus an additional murder charged since one of the victims was pregnant.