Names released in Americus murder

Names released in Americus murder

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - Americus Police are investigating a homicide in the 600 block of Valley Drive.

According to officials, 40-year-old Luciana Childs is dead and another woman is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after a domestic incident around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police said that Childs and her friend were attacked early Sunday morning with a knife by Childs' husband, 40-year-old Lafonzo Childs.

Americus Police said that Lafonzo was apprehended shortly after the incident by the Americus Patrol Division at the Flash Foods on South Lee Street.

Lafonzo is being held at the Sumter County Law Enforcement Center and is charged with murder.

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