Third suspect named in Cape triple murder
Pregnant mother, oldest son shot to death
UPDATE - 10/29/09 - 10:36 A.M.
UPDATE - 10/28/09 - 4:45 P.M.
The homeowner was at work when the deadly shootings occurred, but his girlfriend and her three sons were home at the time. Investigators say Jamie Orman, 30, and her oldest son, Derrick Orman, 15, were shot and killed just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says Jamie Orman was also pregnant and in her third trimester. Killing an unborn child can be considered murder in the state of Missouri.
Relatives tell Local 6 Orman's 14-year-old son called 911 after finding both shot in the living room of their home.
Prosecutors say the Lawrence and Patterson were co-workers. Police they arrested the pair early Wednesday morning. Court documents claim the children in the house at the time of the shootings usually stayed with their father in Perryville, MO, but had permission to stay with their mother the night before the shootings.
Ryan Patterson is charged with three counts of First Degree Murder, one count of First Degree Burglary and three counts of Armed Criminal Action. He is on $750,000 cash bond.
Michelle Lawrence is charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder. She is on a $250,000 cash bond.
UPDATE - 10/28/09 - 8:50 A.M.
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Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton says both Jamie and Derrick Orman died of a gunshot wound. Coroner John Clifton says Jamie Orman was also pregnant and in her third trimester.
UPDATE - 10/27/09 5:20 P.M.
Rick Broniste lives just across the street, and still struggles with the double homicide that happened without catching anyone's attention.
"They were so looking forward to that baby coming. Now that whole thing is just over and gone," continued Broniste.
Unsettling news for neighbors like rick broniste, who wonder if the killer will return.
"I think us and many other neighbors are going to be securing their homes a lot more now," says Broniste.
UPDATE - 10/27/09 3:38 P.M.
Missouri State Police are working the scene of an apparent double homicide in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Local 6 has been told two bodies were found early this morning in a house near the Southeast Missouri State University campus. We will have more on this developing story on Local 6 Midday.
The victims were identified as Jamie Lynn Orman, 30, and Derrick Joseph Orman, 15