A West Palm Beach, Florida mother has made an impassioned plea for her son to turn himself into police after he killed her lesbian girlfriend and their 11-year-old daughter. Police have stated during a press conference that last Thursday, Marlin Larice Joseph, 26, shot and killed Kaladaa Crowell, 36, and her daughter Kyra Inglett, 11.
According to police, Joseph and Crowell got into a heated argument that escalated into a double murder. He fled the scene in the victim’s car and was last spotted at an ATM withdrawing cash. His mother, Robin Denson, was visibly shaken as she pleaded, “Marlin, son, I love you… You know I love you, but please, turn yourself in. If you’re scared to do so, call me.”
According to the Palm Beach Post, local police would not let Denson make further comments about the murders while they are seeking the capture of her son. Joseph has a troubling history of encounters with the judicial system that include a history of domestic violence and prison time for lewd behavior toward a 13-year-old girl in 2013. Denson said of her son that despite mistakes, he was a “good kid” who “read the Bible every day.”
She stated to media on Monday that she had not yet notified her girlfriend’s family about the murders and has not eaten or rested in days. She said, “I just want him to turn himself in. I know the family wants justice. I want justice, too. I love my son, but I loved Kyra and Kaladaa, too.”
Police are offering a $5K reward for information leading to the arrest of Marlin Larice Joseph. He is described as 5’10” Black male, weighing 180 pounds with face tattoos. He fled in the vehicle with license plate BAOMJ and should be considered armed and dangerous.