Arrest Made In Strangling Deaths Of Mother and Eight-Year-Old Child

Mother and daughter were found in bathtub.

Monday, May 17, 2010  |  Updated 11:45 PM EDT
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Arrest Made In Strangling Deaths Of Mother and Eight-Year-Old Child

Amahal Lynch

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Police in Brooklyn have arrested man in connection with the strangling deaths of a young mother and her eight-year-old daughter in Brooklyn.

Twenty-year-old Amahal Lynch has been charged with the murders of Shakeeman Elliot and her daughter Kaliya Williams.

Both mother and daughter were found in the bathtub of their Sheepshead Bay apartment on Sunday.

The bathtub had been partially filled with water, when Elliot, 29, and Williams had been discovered.

Police made the gruesome discovery, when they received a call for a reported burglary at the apartment.

Investigators do say Lynch and Elliot did know each other, but would not disclose the extent of their relationship or a possible motive.

Lynch has been charged with two counts of murder.
 

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