Update: Pine Bluff man accused of killing 3 facing formal charges

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PINE BLUFF, Ark.- A Pine Bluff man accused of killing three people, including his mother, faces formal charges.

Michael Moore, 19, faces three capital murder and abuse of a corpse charges.

Police believe he stabbed a man on New Year’s Eve outside a restaurant, then days later, killed his mother and another man.

UPDATE: The body of the male victim of Friday’s Pine Bluff double homicide has been identified.

The Arkansas State Crime Lab has confirmed the identity of the male victim as 18-year-old Jomarius Haltiwanger.

Haltiwanger’s cause and manner of death are still pending an autopsy.

UPDATE: Pine Bluff Police say a teen murdered his mom and another man, and then may have lived with their bodies for several days.

Detectives are still trying to put together the timeline of what happened, when they say 19-year-old Michael Moore went on a killing spree, stabbing two men and his mom.

Police say Moore killed 33-year-old Sidney Hayes last Tuesday out a restaurant.

Last Friday, officers say Moore’s brother found their mom and another man dead inside their 25th Ave home.

“They haven’t told me about any type of a motive, a reason for it, I don’t have a clue about why he did that,” said Lt. David DeFoor.

DeFoor says the man’s body, which has not been identified pending an autopsy, had been there for more than a day and was found wrapped up.

“Finding someone wrapped up in something, that’s different, that doesn’t happen very often,” DeFoor said.

Police say they arrested Moore on Friday when he showed up at his family’s home while officers were there investigating.

Original Story:

PINE BLUFF, Ark.- Pine Bluff police say a man has been arrested and facing charges in connection to three deaths.

Authorities say Michael Moore, 19, was arrested in connection to a stabbing on Friday that killed his mother, Lisa Moore, 53, the death of another man, who has not been identified and the stabbing death of Sidney Hayes, 33, on New Year’s Eve.

According to a news release, officers responded to the 800 block of W. 25th for a welfare check.

Officers say they found Lisa Moore and the unidentified man dead inside the home.

Officials say the cause of death of the unidentified victim will be determined by the State Crime Lab.

Police say Michael Moore was taken in for questioning in connection to the death of his mother and the man, but was also wanted in connection to the death of Hayes.

Moore faces three murder charges and abuse of a corpse.

The victims of Friday’s murder will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

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