Police in Alabama launch manhunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in triple homicide who ‘shot dead his estranged wife and her relatives before going on the run with another woman’
Carson Peters, 58, and April Hanner are wanted in connection to Sunday’s triple homicide in Danville area
Peters is accused of killing his ex-wife Teresa peters, 54, her sister, Tammy Smith, 38, and Smith’s boyfriend, 55-yeaare-oldJames Miller
He is also suspected of shooting and injuring his former mother-in-law in the same home
Court records show Carson filed for divorce in January, and Teresa had filed a motion for him to be held in contempt of court three days before murders
Carson’s previous marriage ended in 2014 after his former wife accused him of domestic abuse
‘Armed and dangerous, Wanted for Triple-Homicide’: Authorities in Alabama have launched a manhunt for Carson Peters, [left], and April Hanner [right] in connection to Sunday’s triple-homicide in the Danville area
When police entered the residence, they found three people dead from gunshot wounds. A fourth victim was airlifted to a hospital with injuries.
Authorities have identified the deceased as Carson Peters’ estranged wife, 54-year-old Teresa Peters, her sister, Tammy Smith, 50, and Smith’s boyfriend, 55-year-old James Miller. Teresa’s Mother was also injured
Carson had filed for divorce from Teresa in January and moved out of their home, news outlets reported.
Court documents show Teresa filed a motion on May 21 to hold Carson in contempt of court, claiming he locked her personal belongings and the air conditioning units from their home inside a shed and left with the key.
Victims: The alleged shooter Peter Carson’s was locked in a divorce suit with his estranged wife, Teresa Peters, [left] when he killed her, and her sister, Tammy Smith, [right], alongside Smith’s boyfriend James Miller
Teresa’s grown daughter confirmed the killings in a status update on Monday, writing that her mother, aunt and the aunt’s boyfriend were shot and killed, and that her grandmother has been hospitalized.
‘We were all supposed to spend the day together today for my mom’s birthday right now,’ wrote her daughter, adding that her ‘momma’ was her best friend who was always there for her.
Teresa’s other daughter wrote: ‘My mom was the most loving person. She seen [sic] the good in everybody no matter what. She was the best mom anybody could ask for.’
Her third daughter wrote separately of the triple homicide: ‘How can a coward think he has the right to take 3 amazing people from our lives…’
Teresa Peters is survived by her grown children and several grandchildren, one of whom is battling cancer.
The couple were divorced in 2014. Teresa [right] had filed a motion seeking for her ex-husband, Carson [left] to be held in contempt of court just three days before the killings. In prior court filings she accused her then husband of domestic abuse
The station WAFF has uncovered court documents saying that Carson Peters’ earlier marriage ended in a divorce in 2014 after his former wife, Kim, accused him of domestic abuse.
In court filings, Kim Peters described Carson as being ‘obsessively jealous and very controlling.’ It is reported that the then couple got into an argument and he physically attacked Kim.
Records indicate that her sons took her to the emergency room for those injuries.
Victim: Teresa Peters was killed a day before her 55th birthday; she is survived by children and grandchildren. In August 2014 , Teresa claimed in court docs.
Peters reported filed for divorce from Teresa in January.. Police said in a Facebook post on Monday that they have received information indicating Peters ‘and any other persons of interest’ may have left the Danville-Neel area.
Carson Peters is described as standing at 5 feet 7 inches in height and weighing 190lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.
His female companion April Hanner is described as being 4-foot-11 and 110lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. Peters and Hanner are possibly driving a black 2013 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck with Alabama license plates 52GL447.
As of Tuesday afternoon, both Peters and Hanner remained at large.