Sheriff: Man Arrested in Deaths of Florida Boys Ages 12, 14

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Associated Press

MELROSE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two northeast Florida boys.

Mark Wilson Jr. was arrested late Thursday. Putnam County Sheriff’s officials say the mother of 12-year-old Robert Baker and 14-year-old Tayten Baker found their bodies when she woke up on Wednesday morning.

A younger sibling was not harmed. Investigators say Mark Wilson Jr., is well known to the Baker family.

He is awaiting a first appearance hearing. A news conference is planned for Friday morning. The boys’ father is long-distance trucker and wasn’t home at the time.

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8/28/2020 8:46:54 AM (GMT -5:00)

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