Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

Authorities say a Norfolk, Virginia man has pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend and their two infant children.

News outlets report 27-year-old DuWayne Warren pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and their son last December, along with their daughter 12 months earlier.

Warren’s most recent victims were 22-year-old Epifani Andrews and their 3-month-old son Damere. Their bodies were found on December 29 in the couple’s living room of their apartment.

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Andrews and Damere were beaten and Andrews was cut and stabbed more than 25 times. The medical examiner also determined Evonne died of suffocation.

Warren later apologized in a Facebook post to Andrews with the words “what I’ve done is unforgiveable.”

Warren was determined to be sane and competent prior to Monday’s procedural guilty plea, and he did not make any statement as to why he killed the two infants and their mother. Defense attorney Laurie Nield said she would comment only after sentencing, which was set for February 4. Warren faces from five to 40 years on each of the three murder convictions.

The Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office wanted to have the photos and other evidence in this case sealed because of their intense nature and they involve infant children. However, Judge Jerrauld Jones did not seal the evidence, saying people need to know what’s going in their court system.

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