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Two years since Wolf Creek murders

Deshon Thomas
Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-27 17:32:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Sunday marks the two year anniversary of the murder of a Tallahassee brother and sister.

Leon County deputies say on January 27, 2011 they found the bodies of Laqecia Herring, 20, and her brother, Sterling Connor, Jr., 17, inside of a condo in the Wolf Creek subdivision.

Twelve days later, deputies filed First Degree Murder charges against Herring's boyfriend at the time, Deshon Thomas, 17 at the time of his arrest. Deputies say Thomas was in the Leon County Jail at the time on a drug charge.  

According to an autopsy report, Laqecia Herring was 21 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. Deputies say they believe Thomas went to Herring's home to talk about their relationship and ultimately shot both Herring and Connor.

"Witnesses also told detectives that Herring had discussed having an abortion, but had changed her mind. Detectives learned that Thomas was seen with a firearm before he arrived at the Corey Wood Circle address in the early morning hours of January 27, 2011," states a release from LCSO to WTXL on February 7, 2011.

Herring's one-and-a-half year old daughter was not harmed.

During a joint funeral service for Herring and Connor in February 2011, their cousin Kimberly Conyers, told WTXL the pair would be greatly missed.

"She was like that...she was a beautiful person, beautiful child. And as for Sterling, I will always remember Boo to be soft spoken and so loved and that was his personality, just so soft spoken," Conyers said.

A PreTrial is scheduled for April 2, 2013.