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The Murders of Raven & Mercedes: Jail Report Examines Motive of Killer Tarrez Booker


   The Augusta felon who murdered two women and then killed himself as officers surrounded his hotel hideout in January was called gay online by his ex-girlfriend and mother of his newborn baby, according to a case file released last week.

   Tarrez Booker, 26, was enraged when he covered his face with a mask and barged into the home of the ex-girlfriend, Raven Tolbert, around dinner time Jan. 14 as a birthday party was about to start on Hammond Avenue. Crime scene photos show an unserved cake on the kitchen table.

A crime scene photo shows the unserved cake insider the home where a birthday party turned into a bloodbath.

   The home was filled with six children – including his newborn baby –  and the atmosphere changed quickly from birthday to bloodbath.

A complete look inside the double murder-suicide, along with crime scene photos, is available in this week’s edition of The Jail Report, available in gas stations. Or download it at thejailreport.com.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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