A HEARTBROKEN mom woke up to find her two teenage sons killed with a knife and a hammer.
Mark Wilson, Jr. was arrested for the killing of Robert Baker, 12, and Tayten Baker, 14, at a mobile home in Melrose, Florida on Tuesday.
Investigators said that Wilson is well-known to the Baker family, but the sheriff said his motive was unclear, FirstCoastNews reported.
The children's mother said she was sleeping with a younger child when the incident happened. She said she woke up to find her teenage sons unresponsive and called 911 immediately, CrimeOnline reported.
The children's father, a truck driver, was not at home at the time, the outlet said.
Their parents are cooperating with investigators and are not being looked into, deputies told FirstCoastNews.
During a news conference on Friday morning, State Attorney R.J. Larizza said: "This case is an example of how two horrific murders can be solved in a matter of 48 hours by working together."
Putnam County Sheriff Gator Deloach slammed Wilson in a Facebook post earlier that morning.
He wrote: "Mark Wilson, the sick monster responsible for Tayten and Robert’s brutal murder was arrested last night.
"Very quickly detectives honed in on Wilson and immediately established this individual was only a threat to those around him.
"Unfortunately, Robert and Tayten were the ones who suffered whatever was going through Wilson’s twisted agenda.
"As a parent, the murders of Robert and Tayten are an unimaginable loss to a family. I can’t begin to understand the anguish their parents are suffering."
Wilson Jr has been booked and is being held on no bond.
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