Georgia man arrested on murder charges in Sikeston double homicide investigation

Sikeston authorities say a suspect behind the deaths of a married couple is behind bars, charged with murder
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 5:28 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 10:26 PM CST
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A 33-year-old Georgia man was arrested on murder charges in connection the deaths of a couple in Sikeston.

Cornelius M. David was arrested in Atlanta on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm charges.

David is being held without bond and his extradition to Missouri is pending.

According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, investigators identified David as a suspect in the shooting deaths of 33-year-old Kiara D. Haynes and 27-year-old Breana C. Conner.

Police said the married couple were found with gunshot wounds outside apartments in the 800 block of S. West Street in Sikeston on Sunday, January 22.

Someone called police around 3 a.m. after hearing multiple gunshots.

An ambulance crew responded, but Haynes died at the scene. His wife, Conner, was rushed to an area hospital where she passed away.

The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Unit is working alongside the Major Case Squad in the homicide investigation.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

Sgt. Tyler Rowe said, “Mr. David’s warrant is through New Madrid County and it’s a full U.S. extradition, meaning at some point in time he very well, and should be extradited back to New Madrid County where he should held pending court.”

Rowe also said the department sends their sympathies to the families effected through the case.

Anyone with information may leave an anonymous tip at 573-475-3774.