An Alabama teen is accused of killing his mother and twin 13-year-old brothers

 edition.cnn.com  01/24/2020 21:26:08  4
Landon Durham, right, poses for a photo with his mother and twin brothers in this photo posted to Facebook by his mother last year.

According to Giddens, Durham allegedly killed them "probably sometime early Tuesday morning." Asked whether Durham went to school after the alleged killings, Giddens said, "I was told that he did, yes."

Suzanne Lacey, superintendent of Talladega County Schools, called the killings a "tragedy."

"Like any small town, when tragedy strikes, it affects the entire community, including the school community," Lacey said. "Our focus is to support the school family during this difficult time."

16-year-old charged as adult in the fatal shootings of his mother and 3 siblings in Utah

Authorities have not released a motive for the murders. Durham was expected to make a first court appearance on Friday.

Durham's arrest marks the second time in a week that a teenager in the US has been accused of killing his mother and siblings.

Colin Jeffery Haynie, 16, faces four counts of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of his mother and three younger siblings at their home in Grantsville, Utah. He confessed to their deaths, according to prosecutors. Haynie also faces one count of attempted aggravated murder for his father, who was the only survivor.

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