Family Has Theories On Deaths Of Couple Found By Child

(Orange Mound) Police have several leads in the deaths of a Memphis couple found shot in their home.

James and Danielle Alexander’s 7-year-old daughter woke up Thursday morning to go to school, found their bodies in the living room and called 911.

She then rounded up her brothers and sisters, all younger than 5-years-old, and waited for police.

Family members told WREG one of those leads stems from Danielle Alexander helping a stranger who was at the couple’s home Wednesday night.

The family said police are also looking into a fight Danielle Alexander was involved in just a week ago.

The whole thing was caught on video, and Alexander posted it to her own Facebook page.

Looking at video of the fight, family members confirm she is the girl wearing the pink shirt beating another woman for more then two minutes.

They think the fight and taunting posts on Alexander’s Facebook page could be the reason she and her husband are now dead.

“Danielle had an altercation,” said her aunt, Lydia Babb. “I know it happened over a week ago and wasn’t very positive for the other person. We know this is retaliation.”

“At first I thought it was the fight,” said Dejuana England, Danielle Alexander’s mother. “And found out no, it wasn’t. It was something else.”

England said the family let a man from the neighborhood stay at their home while he tried to get his life together.

He was the last person to see the couple before they were killed.

“He knew them,” said England. ” He had his plan. He knew what to do, because he took everything.”

England said he even took the security camera footage and a set of house keys.

“The police had to break in after the 911 call to get the children,” said Danielle Alexander’s aunt, Nita Daughtery.

James and Danielle Alexander were just married in February and were high school sweethearts.

While family said the couple had been in trouble before, the two were ultimately good parents and good people.

They just joined a church.

“She was the glue, and he was the wood. They just stuck closer than that,” said Babb. “They lost their momma and daddy in this mess.”

Investigators spend the day trying to find out if the little ones heard or saw anything. England hopes to finally see them tonight.

“I am going to hug them, tell them I love them, and tell them I am here for them,” said England.

Police have released little information and as of now, do not have a suspect.

Regardless of whether last week’s fight triggered the murders, family members told WREG they do not want revenge.

They just want the violence to end.

“Taking someone else’s life and leaving four kids without a mother and father is not the solution,” Babb insisted.

A candlelight vigil will be held 7 p.m. on Friday in front of the home on Enterprise.

34 comments

  • hank wesson

    I don’t do Facebook people need to watch what they do from day to day and show respect for everbody be able to walk away from a potential altercation and pray to God often being humble do not make you a chicken it makes you a better person who live another day as long as they don’t touch you or come to your house or on your property

    • canadianwhiskeygirl

      Hank, I dont do.facebook either and after the things iv.heard about…causes too many problems.

  • mr. matt

    how are the stranger and the fight connected or are they? the facebook fights are between kids and adults now i see. people are so worried about their reputation and soccial media gives ruthless folks a chance to rub it in….see the results. there was one like this in hickory hill a few weeks ago but nobody remembers since it was buried in story after story of “CRAZY” people

    • canadianwhiskeygirl

      Because,Mr. Matt, according to this, it supposedly all happened because the mother and another woman got into a fight. It is all supposedly revenge

      • mr. matt

        yea but what does the stranger she helped out have to do with anything? did hthe stranger set them up?

  • patty

    That’s why I don’t do Facebook that’s for people that have a boring lame life I feel so sad for they four childrens God bless you and all I can say is RIP…

    • bmwjen

      Really Patty boring people with no life? I do more in 1 day than you do in a year. I GUARANTEE IT. I don’t get in confrontations…that’s what WREG comment are for.

  • lauran

    So sad for the children, lost their parents over nothing. This is a good example as to how having an ego and being boastful after having harmed someone can backfire. But no one deserves to be killed, this situatin is so wrong on so many levels. Pray for our youths in these communities.

  • Gee

    I want to know what the fight was about, because the victim boasted on her page that the gurl she beat up “deactivated” her page because of embarrassment…so I’m curious to find out…this isn’t over by a long shot..

  • Wake Up

    The fight video is pure gold! Anyone can be involved in a fight. I won’t cast the first stone. The bystanders prove every stereotype ever.

  • S.H.

    She shouldn’t have posted a video of Facebook beating a poor girl senseless. I’m not saying its right what she did, but there are a lot of people out there that are for you, and against you… if you give them a reason to come after you, they will.

  • Princess Masters

    Dave Chappell did a skit on his comedy show, called “when keeping it real goes wrong”, was that fight something that could have been avoided or was someone trying to keep it real? Even if the deaths of these two young people was not retaliation, the fight with all the children around…..was wrong. We need to start having conflict resolution classes in our schools so our children can learn that brut force isn’t usually the answer.

  • Alex

    Facebook is not the problem it is only a venue that people can use to express or share information. The same as buying a gun we have choices and in most cases we choose to use FB, guns and other things for the right reasons. People have to assume responsibility for their actions and this should not have been taken place and then to record and put it on Facebook. This was a bit much glad to see that it was not the victim in the fight however it is sad that everything ended so tragically… prayers for those children and the families.

  • 122811

    Kearyn Keekee Garrison posted on facebook ” hahaha you died watch who you fight next time b***h” she needs to be questioned because she obviously know something.

  • 071314

    This is so sad regardless of the fight just a baby found her parents murdered that’s something that child has to see and carry for the rest if her life and I’m sure the other children saw them dead to and this girl talk juke on FB that’s crazy !!!!

  • Vera Mabone

    I’m mad about this!Where’s the stranger they helped?lord forgive me if I’m wrong,but my gut feeling says he did it.

  • Mrs.ej

    Let me say this….I really do thank the ones that’s praying for MY family..now for the ones that got nothing but negativity things to say please just shut up…because all y’all doing is going off what the news showed…They were very sweet,understanding loving people and I appreciate it if yall show a little bit resepct for my family… thank you

  • tandrace2

    I can’t believe lives were taken and a niche of heartless knuckle heads are judging this young lady’s life. “Let the one without sin (or error) cast the first stone. I wonder how many skeletons of sin are dangling in your closets. Regardless, of what happen no human being has the right to play God and take lives. Also, the poor husband was seen making numerous attempts to break the fight up and those hood rats wanted to fight him because he wanted the foolishness to end. Whoever committed this crime,should relize even though the family seek to end the madness…Your sins will find you out, God has the last say so.

    Forensic scientist should get to work on this one..it’s scary to think another one the loose. Regardless, of the severity of anger, people really should think of consequences before they act. This family is in my prayers and the poor lost soul(s) who are responsible for this crime are in my prayers as well. May God’s will be done. I pray God change and rectify mind-sets of the youngsters everywhere,

  • Lori

    I do facebook, but I try and be mindful of other people’s feelings…we might not have heard of this story had it not been on Facebook ….. most of all my condolences go out to this family especially the kids #rip.

  • Printess Masters

    You know Midtown, it is the raciest in this town and country that makes me sick. You idiots want to make the actions of some be the mentality of all simply because of race. Remember your people were (are ) the best teachers of violence in America and maybe the world. So when you do see black on black violence think MADE IN AMERICA

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