- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A third teenager has been charged in the slayings of a Columbus-area woman, her teenage son and her young granddaughter during an apparent break-in their home earlier this year.

Columbus police announced Wednesday that an unidentified 15-year-old boy will face three counts of murder and two counts of auto theft in addition to other charges.

A 17-year-old boy and 19-year-old Raheam Gibson were arrested about a week after the fatal Jan. 4 beatings of 54-year-old Gloria Short, 17-year-old Caleb Short and 10-year-old Gianna Lindsey in their Muscogee County home.

Investigators say the 15-year-old is the “final” subject wanted in the homicides.

An autopsy showed each of the three victims sustained “extreme blunt-force trauma to the head,” with the two female victims also having been stabbed multiple times.

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