Family Says Couple’s Murders Were Staged To Look Like A Robbery Gone Bad

(Memphis) Family members of two people found dead in their Orange Mound home believe the murders were staged to look like a robbery gone bad.

The couple’s 7-year-old daughter woke up Thursday to find James and Danielle Alexander shot to death in their living room.

Police and family are trying to piece this tragic puzzle together.

Two big leads have emerged: A fight Danielle was involved with and posted to her Facebook page, and someone the couple was helping who stayed at their home the night of the murders.

Now, the family tells WREG they think both theories are connected to the murders.

“She went to her page and said, ‘It’s OK. It doesn’t matter. You all will be dead in the morning.’ And sure enough, my sister and my brother-in-law were killed.”

Anquinette Chambers said that Facebook message was posted by a girl her sister, Danielle Alexander, beat up last week.

The fight was captured on video, and Danielle posted it to her page.

Chambers said there is no doubt in her mind the fight and more is connected to the murders.

“I think it was retaliation,” she said.

She said she believes a person staying with James and Danielle at the time of the murder is connected to the fight video.

She said whoever did this knew the Alexanders well enough to make their killings look like a robbery.

“They took everything from the house, all of the electronics…TVs, radio.”

Chambers said the person also took surveillance cameras outside the couple’s house and a spare set of keys.

The couple’s 4 young children were still inside when their parents were shot.

“Whoever did it locked them in the house with two people that were dead,” Chambers said through tears.

Family said now all they can do is wait for answers and justice.

“You’re not going to be able to run,” Chambers said. “You have a conscience. Everybody has a conscience, and your conscience is going to haunt you for the rest of your life.”

There are still no suspects in the case.

All four children are safe and in the family’s custody.


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