Onondaga County Sheriffs Deputies have released new details on a double murder in the Village of Liverpool Monday morning.
At a news conference Monday night, Sheriff Kevin Walsh say 26 year old Justin Dallas of Syracuse is accused of entering his wife's home on Second Street in Liverpool in attacking 24 year old Brandy Dallas with a four to six inch knife. Brandy Dallas was stabbed to death. She has two children with Justin Dallas and the couple has a history of domestic abuse.
Dallas is also accused of attacking another woman in the house and killing her. The second victim is identified as 30 year old Samantha Rainwater. A third woman in the house was also attacked but she's expected to survive. The third victim is in her 30's.
Deputies say after killing the two women, Justin Dallas stole a car and fled the scene and drove to the shore of Onondaga Lake. That's where he got out of his car and literally jumped into the lake with police in pursuit. The Liverpool Police Chief jumped into the water too and apprehended Dallas.
He's now been charged with one count of First Degree Murder and two counts of Second Degree Murder. Dallas is also charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
He was arraigned on the charges Monday night.