1 charged, 1 wanted in Miami Gardens double murder
Updated On: Aug 01 2013 09:35:58 AM EDT
Miami Gardens police on Wednesday announced charges against a 28-year-old man accused of killing a woman and her grandson.
Police charged Reginald Jackson with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, and two counts of armed robbery. He was arrested Saturday on unrelated charges.
Jackson is accused of killing Annette Anderson, 69, and Tyrone Walker Jr., 20 (right), whose bodies were found inside her home on July 16. Police lifted several fingerprints from the home that matched Jackson.
"These innocent victims were tragically murdered by Jackson on or around Saturday, July 13, 2013," said Miami Gardens Chief Paul Miller.
According to an arrest affidavit, video surveillance from a credit union at 1801 NW 9th Avenue in Miami showed a man (pictured below) using Anderson's credit card. In that video, a car similar to Jackson's was also seen.
A similar car was seen on July 14 at a gas station in Opa-locka where Anderson's debit card was used, police said. When police officers found Jackson at his girlfriend's apartment, they spotted his 2001 Acura, which matched the car seen in both surveillance videos.
"Mr. Jackson had an extremely violent past and was considered a career criminal," said Barry Golden with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Phone records showed Jackson called Anderson's home twice on July 13, the same day she was last heard from, police said.
Jackson also told his probation officer that he lived at 3450 NW 207th Street in Miami Gardens, although he was never found there. Anderson rented that residence, which was across the street from her house.
"Our crime scene units lifted fingerprints from inside the house, and they belong to Reginald Jackson," said Reginald Miller.
"I knew her. I cared for her deeply and this loss is extremely personal," said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert.
Jackson was released from prison in Dec. 2012.
"We would like to thank the Miami Gardens and the U.S. Marshals for making this arrest," said Tyrone Walker Sr. "We are pleading with you, if you have any information that can help the officers with the individual that they have not apprehended, please call Crime Stoppers or the police department."
Police said the man pictured above was near Anderson's home when he used the credit card.
Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.