A 32 year old murder suspect named James Murray Reaves stabbed his ex-girlfriend and another male on Monday morning. After being on the run for multiple days throughout Tucson, he eventually turned himself in. Police took him into custody and are pressing charges against him now.
Authorities responded to the scene after getting reports of a robbery. Inside the house, they found two victims lying with extensive stab wounds. Both were transported to the hospital but the male was pronounced dead upon arrival. The female victim was treated and sent home.
The victims have been identified as 34 year old Amanda Turner and 38 year old Damion Philips. Turner is Reaves’ ex-girlfriend, which helps explain the motivation behind this heinous act.
Murder Suspect Killed Victims After Argument
Reaves went to the house early Monday morning and got into an argument with the male victim. Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds. Reaves then ran away from the scene, dropping his car off at a local Circle K. An unidentified person picked him up in a white ran and drove him away from the murder scene.
He was on the run since Monday. Around 1:15 am, the authorities received a call from Reaves, surrendering to the authorities. He told the police where he was, who he was, and what he had done. He was arrested near Whetstone, which is north of Huachuca City near Sierra Vista.
James Murray Reaves is currently being held at the Cochise County Jail. He is being charged with 1st degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and 1st degree burglary. Although he did turn himself in, Mr. Reaves deserves the full brunt of what the law will give him. After all, Tucson doesn’t want people like him to wander its streets without facing consequences.