Madison County

More details expected Monday in Richmond double-homicide

Richmond police said that autopsy results will be released on Monday in the case of two Richmond women whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

John Payne, 37, of College Hill Road in Waco was arrested Saturday in Berea, said Richmond Police Chief Larry R. Brock.

Payne was charged with two counts of murder and one count of tampering with physical evidence in connection with the deaths of Cornelia Mullins, 55, and Meredith King, 32.

Their bodies were found earlier Saturday at a house at 506 Hillsdale Ave. Brock said both women died of gunshots, but would not release further details.

The bodies of the two women were taken to the state Medical Examiner's office, where their autopsies were performed Sunday morning, Brock said.

Brock said the deputy coroner told media the women's bodies could have been there as long as a week, but "all we know is they weren't killed on the day they were found," he said.

Police were told there were bodies inside the house and received a search warrant to enter. Brock said there was a relationship between the suspect and the two victims, but declined to release details about it.

Brock said more information, including the autopsy report, would be released on Monday.

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