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Man indicted in December triple homicide

A grand jury indicted a man accused of a triple murder and robbery on Wednesday.

On the night of Dec. 7, DeAndre Leggett, 38, was found dead in an apartment kitchen along with Charlita Lashunda Carroll, 35, and Morty Cornell Young, 37. Metropolitan Police Department officers responded just before 6 p.m. to the 205 Jackson Ave. apartment, near Owens Avenue and D Street.

Gerald Pointer, 38, was arrested March 16 in Chicago for violating parole and a robbery charge and has been an inmate at High Desert State Prison under the alias Leroy Greenwood.

Metro announced Pointer as the sole suspect in the triple homicide in May.

Pointer was indicted on three counts of murder with a deadly weapon, burglary while in possession of a firearm, two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

The indictment alleges Pointer robbed the apartment, stealing cocaine and/or money, and shot the three people inside.

Booking logs show Pointer is being housed at the Clark County Detention Center and is due in court Thursday morning.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0391. Find @WesJuhl on Twitter.

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