Another brutal double homicide.
Charlottesville teacher Robin Aldridge and her teenage daughter Mani were brutally beaten in their Charlottesville home Friday night.
Murder suspect Gene Everett Washington, 30, and murder victim Mani Aldridge, 17, knew each other prior to Friday’s crime. (CBS6)
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A Charlottesville mother and her 17 year-old high school daughter were brutally murdered on Friday night by Gene Everett Washington.
Don’t expect this to get much national media attention.
The elementary school teacher and her teenage daughter murdered in their Charlottesville home Friday night were not random crime victims, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said during a Tuesday morning news conference.
Murder suspect Gene Everett Washington, 30, and victim Mani Aldridge, 17, knew each other prior to Friday’s crime. Chief Longo would not go into detail about the relationship between Washington and the Charlottesville High School junior.
Police arrested Washington Monday evening and charged him with two counts of first-degree murder. Mani and her mother, 58-year-old Robin Aldridge, were brutally beaten to death inside their Rugby Ave. home Friday, Longo said.
Their bodies were found around midnight after crews responded to a fire at the home. When firefighters arrived, they found intense flames on the home’s lower level.
Police believe the Aldridges were murdered around 6pm Friday however the fire was not noticed until midnight. Police do not suspect Washington returned to the scene.
“My son is not a monster,” Washington told CBS 6 news crews outside her sons residence.