Suspect Arrested, Charged Following The Murder Of Former City Commissioner And Her Husband

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A Florida man has been detained and charged with 10 felony counts — including first-degree murder — following the fatal stabbing of a Lakeland, Florida, former city commissioner and her husband in their home on Tuesday.

Police say a tip led them to Marcelle Waldron, per Fox News 13. Jewelry and an Audi A6 had been stolen from the home, per the same report. Police reportedly suspect Waldron left the oven and gas burners on in an attempt to burn the home down afterwards.

Edith Henderson, 67, and her husband David Henderson, 63, were both found stabbed to death after officers answered a call reporting a “suspicious incident,” reported Fox News 13. Edith Henderson — previously Edith Yates — was the commissioner for Lakeland from 2006 to 2018. (RELATED: Florida Man Arrested For Sword Murder)

“It is shocking and terribly, terribly sad. As a neighborhood, we are stunned that this would happen and we support the Lakeland police department getting to the bottom of this,” Lake Morton Neighborhood Association member Julie Townsend told Fox News 13.

Waldron was released from prison in 2016 on a burglary charge, according to Fox News 13. He also reportedly has a criminal history including other burglaries, trespassing, resisting arrest and domestic violence.