|Murder suspect jailed|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 11 September 2012 10:15|
Police have arrested Curtis Clinton, 41, Sandusky, for the most recent killing.
Officers found the bodies of 23-year-old Heather Jackson and her 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son Saturday night at their home in Sandusky. A family friend had told police they had not been heard from all day.
Clinton, who had known Jackson for about five months, was arrested on charges of aggravated murder, police said. It appears he acted alone, they said without disclosing details of how the woman and her children were killed.
Officers found the 41-year-old Clinton at a hospital in nearby Bellevue on Monday and took him in for questioning, said Lt. John Orzech, interim assistant police chief. He would not say why Clinton was at the hospital.
Capt. Patrick Brooks of Sandusky Police said that Curtis was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the April 3, 1997, slaying of 18-year-old Fostoria resident Misty Keckler. Keckler’s body had reportedly been found, bound at the hands and feed, submerged in a bathtub. She had reportedly been strangled to death before she was placed in the water.
Curtis was convicted in 1999 and served 13 years in prison. He had been out of prison for six months before the death of Jackson and her children.
Clinton was being held at the Erie County jail on Monday and could not be reached for comment. There is no phone listed for his home.
Clinton, who also was charged with rape in a case unrelated to the killings, was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
(Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer Peter Kuebeck contributed to this story.)
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