A second man has been charged in the murder of four people — including his lover — in Minnesota, as disturbing new details emerged in the slayings.
Antoine Suggs, 38, of Scottsdale, Arizona allegedly “snapped” when he executed the victims before driving around with their bodies in an SUV for nearly 60 miles, ultimately dumping the vehicle and their bodies in a cornfield in Wisconsin, according to court papers.
Suggs turned himself in last week in Gilbert, Arizona and is awaiting extradition to Minnesota for the alleged Sept. 12 quadruple homicide after he was wanted for questioning.
Suggs’ 56-year-old father Darren McWright has also been charged in Wisconsin with four counts of hiding a corpse, the Associated Press reported.
The victims, each shot once in the head, have been identified as Nitosha Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater; Matthew Pettus, 26, of St. Paul; Jasmine C. Sturm, 30, of St. Paul; and Loyace Foreman III, 35.
Sturm was Pettus’ half-sister and Foreman’s girlfriend. Flug-Presley’s aunt told authorities that her niece had a “thing” with Suggs and he would fly in to visit her, the AP reported.
The complaint, obtained by the news wire, detailed the victims’ grisly wounds — Flug-Presley, who was in the front passenger seat, was shot in the mouth; Pettus had two gunshot wounds to the back of his head; Foreman III had a gunshot wound to the face and the top of the head; and Sturm had a gunshot wound to the left cheek.
Six shell casings and Suggs’ bloody driver’s license were found in the vehicle, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Suggs was seen at the same bar as the four victims on Sept. 12 and a bar employee identified the alleged killer from a photo lineup as the man he saw arguing with a woman resembling Flug-Presley.
The employee said Suggs said something about “having six children and this happening every time he comes back to Minnesota,” the complaint said.
Investigators believe that four were killed in St. Paul sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 3:48 a.m., the complaint says.
Suggs met up with his father around 5 a.m., with the elder man telling police that his son “snapped and shot a couple of people,” according to the court papers.
Suggs drove the SUV — with the shot bodies still inside — from St. Paul to Wisconsin. His father followed behind him, and surveillance footage shows the two at various gas stations along the way to the crime scene, with one clip showing Suggs driving with Flug-Presley slumped over in the passenger seat, according to the complaint.
Suggs’ father, who also goes by the last name Osborne, gave his son a ride back to Minnesota after they allegedly ditched the SUV in the cornfield, but the dad denied knowing the bodies were inside the vehicle, the complaint says.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter mourned the four victims in a statement Monday.
“Losing Jasmine, Loyace, Matthew and Nitosha is one of the most heartbreaking traumas our community has ever endured,” the mayor said. “While nothing could rationalize this loss, our Saint Paul officers will find the answers we seek, and ensure that anyone involved in this crime is held fully accountable.”
With Post wires