Suspect fresh from jail kills elderly couple, rapes child

Jerry Andrew Active murdered two and sexually assaulted another less than 12 hours after he was released from prison


Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man suspected of killing an elderly Alaska couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter over the weekend had been released from jail just hours earlier.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Alaska Department of Corrections records show 24-year-old Jerry Andrew Active was released from jail shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.

The attacks on the couple and the toddler occurred less than 12 hours later. Active had been in the Anchorage Correctional Complex on a probation violation.

Active has been charged with murder, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and burglary. A judge set bail at $1.5 million.

Corrections officials say Active has been in and out of jail for years.

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