Family Member Charged With Killing 3 Girls Under The Age Of 10

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- Prince George's County police say the man arrested in connection to the deaths of three children inside a Clinton, Maryland home confessed to killing his sister and two cousins while they were lying in their beds. The incident occurred off of the 6400 block of Brooke Jane Drive in Clinton. Police did not release a motive for the killing on Saturday morning.

Antonio Williams (25) was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder of in the deaths of his sister Nadiara Janae Withers (6) and their cousins Ariana Elizabeth Decree (9) and Ajayah Royale Decree (6).

"We have many answers, but unfortunately we don't have all of them at this point", Prince George's County police Capt. Anthony Schartner during a press conference Saturday, noting officials are only hours into their investigation. He was charged with three counts of murder as well as with related charges, police said. The Decree sisters are the daughters of the suspect's mother's cousin, according to police. Suspect Antonio Williams, 24, was taken into custody late Friday night.

Kelley found the girls when she returned home early Friday after working overnight, NBC4 DC reported.

On the morning of Friday (19 August) the children were found dead by Williams' mother, Andrena Kelley.

Prince George's County Deputy Chief Sammy Patel called the slayings in a house in Clinton "one of the most hard scenes" that the department's officers have encountered.

State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, said: 'We are absolutely heartbroken and we are so absolutely devastated'.

Police said the bodies show signs of "blunt force trauma".

"We all feel this loss", Assistant Police Chief Hector Velez said. 'We have not determined who the person responsible is yet'.

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