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Man indicted for one of five deaths in Terrell murder spree

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The man who allegedly killed five people in a late night October murder spree in Terrell has been indicted for one of the five killings.

Charles Brownlow, 36, was indicted for capital murder in the death of Luis Leal – a store clerk that Brownlow did not know.

Brownlow has been in jail without bond since his arrest in late October for his murder spree that began on the evening of Oct. 28.

According to the Terrell Police Department, the rampage began with the discovery of a female victim about 5 p.m. on Oct. 28. Brownlow allegedly shot his aunt, 55-year-old Belinda Walker in the head in the 400 block of Tyler Street.

A short time later at 5:30 p.m., investigators found the body of his mother, 61-year-old Mary Brownlow inside her home that was burning in the 300 block of Stallings Street. That fire was clearly arson, police said.

Police said Brownlow lived at that home with his mother. They began to suspect him after they noticed he was missing with a white Ford Focus.

That car was spotted next in the 800 block of N. Francis Street. Shots were fired at that location, but no one was hurt and Brownlow got away.

Then around 10:30 p.m., police found Kelly Sluter and Jason Wooden, two of Brownlow's high school friends, dead inside another home in the 800 block of Eulalia Drive. Their 3-year-old child was at home at the time, but was unharmed.

Officers finally caught up with Brownlow at Ali's Market on W. Moore Avenue. But, they were too late to save store clerk, Leal, who was shot to death during an apparent robbery.

Police chased the suspect as he was leaving the store. The high speed pursuit turned into a manhunt through the woods after he reached a dead end on College Mound Road.

Brownlow was found hiding in a creek not far from his home on Stallings Street at about 1 a.m. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Investigators have yet to publicly comment on a motive for the murders.

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