Chatham County Police Department Identifies Victims in Double Homicide
Chatham County, GA (August 13, 2018) – The Chatham County Police Department has identified the victims of a double homicide this morning on Wilmington Island.
The victims are Savannah Police Officer Luis Molina, age 53, and his wife, Akia Molina, age 28. The names of the victims were withheld earlier today until their next of kin could be notified.
Chatham County Police were called to a home on Palmetto Bay Cove around 6:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018. Upon arrival, they found a deceased male inside a home. Next door, they found a deceased female. Both victims appeared to have been stabbed.
While at the scene, police confronted a 16 year old juvenile who resided with the victims, and is the brother of the female victim. Michael Barber is being charged with two counts of felony murder and is being held at the Chatham County Youth Detention Center. An arraignment is scheduled for today (Tuesday).
District Attorney Meg Heap told the Savannah Morning News that "by law, when a juvenile has been arrested for murder, he/she will be tried as an adult."
There continues to be an investigation into the facts and circumstances.