Marshals search for man accused in murder
by Brandon Wilson
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December 30, 2009 01:00 AM | 4316 views | 3 3 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
COBB COUNTY - The manhunt for a Texas prison guard accused of stabbing his wife and mother-in-law to death in his in-law's suburban Houston home has shifted to Cobb County after his car was found almost completely submerged in the Chattahoochee River on Tuesday.

Cobb Police were heavily patrolling the area around Riverview Road on Tuesday night and are assisting U.S. Marshals in the search for the Texas Department of Corrections officer.

Albert James Turner, 44, is accused of stabbing his wife, 39-year-old Keitha Turner, and her mother, Betty Jo Frank, 66, during an argument early Sunday, shortly after midnight, according to police from Rosenberg, Texas. Frank was pronounced dead at the scene. The wife was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later died.

Rosenberg Police Lt. Colin Davidson said several children were at the home the night of the incident, as was Frank's husband, who sustained minor injuries.

Police say Turner fled in his 1994 maroon Honda Accord with Texas plates, which is the vehicle that was found in the Chattahoochee River.

Cobb Officer Joe Hernandez said a fisherman called 911 around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to report the car in the water. The Honda was towed out about an hour later and, shortly after, Cobb police were contacted by Rosenberg officials, he said.

Police are unsure how long the car had been in the water and if it was intentionally driven into the river. However, Hernandez said authorities were contacted by a woman around 2 p.m., who said she had seen a suspicious man about an hour earlier in the area who somewhat matched Turner's description.

Detectives in Texas told Cobb police that they knew no reason why Turner would be in Atlanta area, Hernandez said. Davidson said Turner is known to have family near Orlando, Fla., and Rosenberg police had originally alerted authorities along Interstate 10.

Turner is described as black, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 270 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Davidson said he is believed to be in possession of gray Texas Department of Corrections uniforms. His picture in the circulating wanted poster is from November 1997. Rosenberg Police are at (281) 342-5566.
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Bettttt1
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December 31, 2009
Check the shelter at meals and later for the night, and pay attention, to the parking lot of sams&walmart, also around so.loop north loop liqor stores, and roosevelt ciicle
To missing something
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December 30, 2009
You are missing something. It says the picture in the wanted poster is from 1997 not that the wanted poster is from 1997.
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December 30, 2009
So this guy is a prison guard and has a wanted poster from 1997. Seems like anyone can get a job at the prisons in TX. They may as well just hire inmates on the honor system to keep their people under control. Hope the Grim Reaper catches up to this guy quickly.
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