Arrest made in LI murders of mother and son

December 27, 2011 5:54:25 AM PST
Suffolk County police have arrested a Long Island man in the murders of a woman and her young son in North Bay Shore.

Police took 24-year-old Jerry Lewis into custody in Laurel, Maryland, for allegedly killing 21-year-old Shakeela Planter and her 2-year-old son Jaiden on December 23.

Lewis, also of North Bay Shore, is Planter's ex-boyfriend. He was reportedly found near his mother's home and is now facing second-degree murder charges.

Planter and the toddler were found dead in the Cardinal Court home around 5:15 p.m. Friday. Planter was stabbed to death and Jaiden was found stuffed in the freezer.

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