Teen Arrested in Gruesome Murder of 3 Including a Mother and 8-Year-Old Girl

An 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday in the killing of three Missouri people in two different incidents just hours apart — including a mother and her 8-year-old daughter.

According to St. Louis, Mo. Police, Prinshun McClain was arrested in connection with the murders of 26-year-old Victoria Manisco late Tuesday evening; and of Terri Bankhead, 27, and her daughter Da’nilya Edwards on Wednesday morning.

Surveillance video shows the suspect following Manisco into her home just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The footage also captures McClain running away from the area after the sound of a gunshot is heard.

The body of the victim was found the next morning on her front porch with “puncture wounds,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. She had been shot on her right cheek.

About 12 hours after Manisco was shot, around 10:35 a.m., investigators say the suspect was seen leaving his apartment and walking to the back of his building toward Bankhead’s apartment.

He was wearing the same distinctive clothes he had on the previous night, police said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Bankhead’s mother went to her daughter’s apartment, after not being able to get in touch with her.

Around 3 p.m. she found her daughter and granddaughter tied to their bed. They had been shot multiple times.

On Thursday evening, St. Louis Police said in a statement that the suspect was arrested with the help of Granite City, Ill. police.

He’s being held in Illinois on unrelated charges, police said. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has issued at large warrants for murder, burglary and armed criminal action.

Bankhead’s first cousin, Sha’Greggria Brown, told local CBS-affiliated station KMOV that the two were more like sisters.

She described Bankhead as a dedicated single mother and a good friend.

“She is so giving. She’s fun to be around. She’s down for her friends, she was very loyal. When I got the news I was like ‘why, like I don’t understand, come on Shug,’” she said, using the nickname she used for Bankhead.

Her daughter would’ve turned nine in a few weeks, she said.

One thought on “Teen Arrested in Gruesome Murder of 3 Including a Mother and 8-Year-Old Girl

  1. And he’s alive because? These types of demonic activity need to be dealt with immediately

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