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Rafael Brown, 44, was arrested on May 5, 2022 accused of murdering his mother and his own 18-year-old daughter. Rafael's daughter identified as Shaneal Brown, 18, and Rafael's mother 83-year-old Jessie Brown were both stabbed to death in Columbia, SC.

Rafael Brown, Shaneal Brown, and Jessie Brown

Rafael Brown, Shaneal Brown, and Jessie Brown

On May 5, 2022 Richland County deputies responded to a 911 domestic disturbance call. Deputies arrived to a house and found Shaneal and Jessie stabbed to death covered in blood.

Rafael was detained and arrested at the crime scene. Rafael is charged with 2 counts of murder.

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Shaneal was a member of her high school's marching band dance team and a member of a girls mentoring group. Jessie worked at a daycare and was a matriarch at her church. 

There is no motive for the murders.