Suspect accused of killing girl, 2 women surrenders

Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 16:43:20-04

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shootings of a 6-year-old Florida girl, her mother and aunt has surrendered after a statewide manhunt.

Haines City Police told reporters that 38-year-old Ernst Cherizard turned himself in Sunday. He is accused of killing Elizabelle Frenel, her 23-year-old mother, Eli Normil, and 48-year-old aunt Nicole Guillume. Police say he fled after shooting the three at an apartment complex Friday night and had been the subject search that tracked him 200 miles away near Fort Lauderdale.

Police say Cherizard had been in a relationship with Normil.

Police said Cherizard apologized on Facebook hours after the shooting, but Chief James Elensky called him "a monster."