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Mafara Hobson, Mayor Adrian Fenty’s spokesperson, confirms that the victims in yesterday’s triple homicide in Northeast had contact with social services. A statement is being prepared which could take some more time. The victims—Erika Peters and two of her children—were stabbed and found by D.C. Police yesterday afternoon inside their Carver Terrace Apartments.
Last night, Joseph Randolph Mays—Peters’ live-in boyfriend—was arrested for the murders.
City Desk will update when we get the statement from the Mayor’s office.
Update 6:18 p.m. Attorney General Peter Nickles released this statement:
“After receiving a hotline tip [in] 2006, the Department of Child and Family Services took appropriate steps to resolve issues. In 2007, after the necessary measures were taken, the case was closed, with no subsequent reports.”