Details Released in Houston Co. Double Homicide

Fifth Person Arrested, Charged with Concealing Murder

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Updated: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:42:55 EST

Investigators with the Houston County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a fifth person connected to the Aug. 18 double homicide and made more information public about what led to the murders.

Investigators now say the murders of Ruben Miranda and Shaland McConnell was drug-related, planned and premeditated. They said the murders were execution-style.

Investigators said Miranda had had previous contact with suspect Coleman Crouch.

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Miranda and McConnell came to Houston County and met with Crouch and two other suspects, Justice Bernard Evans and Thomas Kelley..

At some point, investigators said, both victims were shot and killed inside a house at 111 Chadwick Drive. The suspected murder weapon, a Glock .45-caliber handgun, has been recovered.

Both victims' bodies were then loaded into a yellow 2004 Ford truck and taken to the wooded area where they were found the next day.

After the murder, investigators said, two women began to clean the house, and destroyed or disposed of evidence during the process.

One of the women, Amy Walker, was arrested last week. The other, Kristen Beuithin, 18, Loganville, was charged Friday with concealing a death of another and tampering with evidence.

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