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Tallahassee Police Solve Double Homicide | Kudos For The Things TPD Should Be Doing!

Tallahassee Police solve double homicide

  • By: John Pretti Of Examiner.com
TPD block off roads leading to the Hornsby brother's apartment on 1 November 2012
TPD block off roads leading to the Hornsby brother’s apartment on 1st, November 2012.  Credits:  WCTV News Release     
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On 1 November 2012, the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) responded to a call around 11:20 am about a person found dead in an apartment building. Tallahassee Police Department says that they found 65 year old Frank Hornsby and 63 year old Rudolph Hornsby dead in a Shelfer Road apartment. At that time the police called it a double homicide as the result of a suspected robbery gone bad. TPD says they believe the men were brothers and that they could not confirm if the men lived in the apartment they were found at.
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For the past two weeks the Tallahassee police were still investigating the Briarwood Manor homicides that took place that Thursday night, November 1st, after receiving a 911 call at around 11:20 that morning. “Once upon scene they located two people inside the apartment deceased. TPD is currently investigating it as a double homicide,” said Officer Dave Northway of the Tallahassee Police Department in a press release on 2 November 2012. The police later stated that both men were shot with a firearm and it was being investigated as a homicide
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It was later discovered that the two victims, 65 year old Frank Hornsby and 63 year old Rudolph Hornsby were brothers according to neighbors.. Neighbors say the men lived together in the second floor apartment. One woman was shocked something like this could happen where she lived. “I never knew someone could come up and actually do this, and you can get away with it. There should have been something done,” said Barbara, a neighbor who did not want to use her last name.
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Multiple people said the men were nice and quiet. One neighbor even said they kept him out of trouble and would do anything for anybody. TPD didn’t release the cause of death for the two men but neighbors say they believe the Hornsbys were shot. Police have no suspects at this time and that makes neighbors like Barbara extra concerned. “There’s families out here and everyone stays out here. The way that went down…it shouldn’t have. I don’t like it,” she said.
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Investigators from TPD’s Violent Crime Unit and members of the Forensic Unit responded to take over the investigation for the past two weeks. After reviewing the evidence and interviewing several witnesses, the TPD arrested 17 year old Curtis Hall for the murders of the Hornsby brothers today, 17 November 2012.
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‘It is with great pride TPD is able to bring closure to this case for both the Hornsby family and the community,’ said Chief Dennis Jones. ‘Without the dedication of all of our team members and the State Attorney’s Office this heinous crime would have gone unsolved.’
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Curtis was booked into the Leon County Jail charged with the probable cause affidavit citing two counts of homicide and two counts of Robbery.
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