Craig Lucas is mourning after the death of two family members

Craig Lucas is mourning after the death of two family members
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Craig Dillon Lucas

Craig Lucas: Teen arrested in family ‘double murder’ to undergo evaluation

A 15-year-old teen boy will undergo an evaluation following his arrest linked to the double murder of Craig Lucas’s brother and sister-in-law.

Craig Lucas is mourning after the death of two family members

Craig Lucas is mourning after the death of two family members
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Craig Dillon Lucas

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection to the double murder of two family members of The Voice SA season 2 winner and singer Craig Lucas.

According to Daily Voice, the boy is allegedly a family relative..

Warren and Arlene Lucas – the brother and sister-in-law of the Cape Town star – were brutally gunned down in their Brackenfell home over the weekend.

Police now claim that the teen – who appeared in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 8 March – will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

CRAIG LUCAS MOURNING RELATIVE’S MURDER

On Sunday evening, Warren and Arlene – both 37 – were shot dead in their home.

Daily Voice reports that the couple were parents to two children, aged seven and 15..

Posted by Warren Lucas on Sunday, 2 July 2017

According to IOL, the teen is being represented by criminal defence attorney William Booth.

He told the publication: “Evidently this is a family-related matter because the situation is unfortunately tragic. The youngster I’m representing appeared in court and was released into the care of a close family member. The case was postponed to a later date for further investigation and a possible psychiatric evaluation and assessment of the youngster”.

Police in Brackenfell say they are still looking into the shooting which left the teen and his young sister orphaned.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, the alleged murder is under investigation.

He told media: “The circumstances surrounding a shooting incident last night at about 6pm in Sharon Crescent, Protea Heights, Brackenfell, where a 37-year-old male and a 37-year-old female were shot and fatally wounded are under investigation. Brackenfell police are investigating a double murder case.

’15-year-old suspect’

“According to reports, Brackenfell police attended to the crime scene where they found the victims with gunshot wounds to their bodies. The victims were declared deceased on the scene by paramedics. A 15-year-old suspect was arrested and will be evaluated.”

According to Daily Voice, Craig Lucas was “too distraught” to speak to the media. His family confirmed the “grave tragedy and loss” in a statement.

TWEEPS OFFER CONDOLENCES TO CRAIG LUCAS FAMILY

Meanwhile, fans of Craig Lucas have offered their heartfelt condolences on social media in the wake of the alleged murders.

The Voice South Africa season two winner, has yet comment on his own social media account

Craig Lucas’s mother also shared a prayer on her own Facebook account, asking God to protect her family and loved ones.

Thank you lord for everything you have done for me. Forgive me for all my sins, Heal me from the hurts from my past. I…

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