Law enforcement in Huntsville, Alabama say that two women were senselessly murdered by a lowlife junkie who was trying to feed his drug habit.
A tragic fate to those women came at the hands of 27-year-old Otis Preston Mayes, who broke into each of the homes where the women were sleeping in the Five Points neighborhood.
Police say that Mayes first broke into a trailer of a neighbor to a family member he had been staying with on Windham Street, where he encountered 77-year-old Mary Blevins.
Authorities say that's the when Mayes shot her and killed her before ransacking her home and stealing prescription medicine.
The suspect then ran to Halsey Avenue where he knocked on the door of a home and 59-year-old Nancy Louise Young opened the door and was also shot and killed.
The violent thug then stole her cash and car keys and fled the scene. Police say after going on a high-speed joyride and then wrecking the stolen car.
Witnesses to the crash then called the police and reported the accident which led first responders to trace the vehicle back to Halsey Avenue.
Once police arrived they found the dead woman and began a manhunt of the crash scene.
Officers then spotted Mayes near the Huntsville Utility building on Church Street and he was quickly apprehended into custody while carrying a handgun, police said.
He has now been charged with two counts of murder, and authorities say he will be held without bond until trial in the Madison County Jail.
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