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Why? Kavon McVay shoots dead his girlfriend, her mother, sister and 5 year old son

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Kavon McVay a Mississippi man is arrested after murdering four family members.
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Kavon McVay (pictured center) a Mississippi man is arrested after murdering four family members.

Kavon McVay a Mississippi man is arrested after murdering four family members in a domestic violence situation that had escalated. 

Kayvon McVay a 44 year old Meridian, Mississippi man has been arrested after shooting dead his live in girlfriend, the woman’s mother, sister along with the victim’s five year old son.

The grim discovery came after authorities broke through the door of the rural home where the family lived.

Found unharmed was the sister’s three year old daughter.

A relative, Demetrius Durr later told via WAPT that the surviving family member, Bailey Ruffin, was a special needs child with medical problems.

Reiterated the uncle: ‘Whoever did this, they don’t deserve to live,’

‘Justice is going to have to be served.’  

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Pictured, Meridian, Mississippi man, Kavon McVay

Come Wednesday, Kayvon D McVay was charged with murder, capital murder and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, said Lauderdale County Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.

A report via WTOK told of neighbors contacting authorities Tuesday asking to perform a welfare check at the family home on Butts Road because they saw no sign of the family on Monday.

During a press conference Calhoun said McVay had a stormy romantic relationship with his girlfriend, Tomecca Pickett, 42.

‘It’s fair to characterize this as a domestic violence incident,’ Calhoun said. ‘They’d had argument earlier in the day.’

Adding: ‘It was a domestic violence situation that had been ongoing (and) reached a situation inside the residence Monday evening, where McVay shot and killed all the individuals inside the residence.’

Of question is if there had been previous incidents of domestic violence along with police intervention?

Pickett was shot to death along with her 5-year-old son Owen; her mother, 65-year-old Edna Durr; and sister, 27-year-old Kiearra Durr. All four were found Monday in their home in the Toomsuba community, near the Alabama state line about 15 miles east of Meridian.

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Police say Kavon McVay shot dead Tomecca Pickett, 42, and her 5-year-old son, Owen Pickett (pictured together left), and her 65-year-old mother, Edna Durr (right).

Lauredralde County Coroner Clayton Cobler said authorities arriving at the home to check on the occupants found a bullet hole in the metal door frame leading to deputies breaking through to get inside.

Calhoun said McVay surrendered to authorities who were helped out by tips from neighbors and relatives of the victims.

McVay was jailed on $3 million bond and did not immediately have a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

Offered relative Irene Thompson,I really do hope everything will be resolved for this,’

‘For anybody to want to hurt a child, I don’t know what to say.’

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Kavon McVay crime scene
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Pictured 5 year old victim, Owen Pickett.