Community mourns mother, child and aunt in Malabar triple-slaying – Florida News

Community mourns mother, child and aunt in Malabar triple-slaying – Florida News


Members of the community come together to help the families of a triple homicide in Malabar. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted June 13, 2017.

Chrissy Hughes was a mother and businesswoman who conducted real estate deals and ran a medical licensing service. 

He was Sebastian Meachum, a 9-year-old boy with sweeping blond hair who just finished the second grade at Pineapple Classic Academy and who was known for his infectious smile.

Tuesday, a makeshift memorial of roses, toy cars and a placard with handwritten notes sat at the base of a tree along a muddied driveway leading to a burned-out Malabar home that investigators said was the site of a horrific discovery.

The remains of Hughes, her son Sebastian, along with her sister Linda Woods, an Arkansas school teacher, were found in the burned-out home.

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Chrissy Hughes’ daughter, Alexis McGuire, believed it was brought on by the seething anger of her Stepfather.

“It’s so tragic,” said 20-year-old Alexis of the killings that took the lives of her mother, half-brother and aunt. “I’ve been telling my mother for a while now to get out. But she had a mind that she could change (him),” she said, standing amid the blackened rubble that was her home.

She said the hulking man – a stay-at-home husband – wouldn’t cast his abuse on his wife but rather reserved it for her and her little brother. Investigators were looking into the claims. It was Chrissy Hughes’…

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