Man charged in triple murder - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Man charged in triple murder

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham man was charged Thursday in connection with the deaths of three family members, including a 12-year-old girl.

Birmingham Police, in a statement Thursday afternoon to FOX6 News, said Dontae Callen, 18, was charged with capital murder in the deaths of Quortes Kelley, 34, Aliya Budgess, 12, and Bernice Kelley, 59.  The victims were found inside an apartment on 44th Street North that had been set on fire at about 5:00 a.m. on Friday, October 29.  Two of them were dead on the scene, while the third died en route to the hospital.

Investigators said Callen was a family member of the victims.

Investigators said additional warrants would be obtained against Callen at a later date.

Callen was being held Thursday in the Jefferson County Jail.
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