Father of man accused of killing 3 women talks about son's case

CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) Priorto the three murders investigators say he committed in a matter of days,Jeffrey Eady was no stranger to trouble.{}

In November, he was released fromprison after serving a decade for armed robbery. His father, Leon Eady,says he never thought his own son would be capable of murder.

"I cannot understand why thishappened. I've been trying to figure it out and put two and two together,and I can't add it up," said Leon Eady.

Leon Eady says days beforethe murders, his son's personality took a disturbing turn.

"You can tell when something ain'tgoing right. I said, 'What's wrong with you? You're sick, ain'tyou?' 'No, sir.' {}I said 'Well, if you've got a problem, let me knowand I will try to get help,'" said Leon Eady.

Investigators said Jeffrey Eady shotand killed his second cousin and caregiver, 77-year-old Sadie Brown and65-year-old Mabel Wright last week. Wright worked directly across the street fromhis father's house at a recycling plant.{}

From there, deputies say hetraveled to Charleston County, killing37-year-old Crystal Johnson, a mother of three.

"I got a whole lot I want to say tohim," said Leon Eady.

Investigators arrested Jeffrey Eady days laterin Florida and flew him back to Clarendon County.{}

On Monday, he wasscheduled to face a judge but that never happened because the accused killer was rushed tothe hospital after deputies say he slit his wrist.

While Jeffrey Eady was released from prison oncebefore, his father says his son probably won't be so lucky this time around.

"I just have a feeling he'll never bea free man no more. I have that feeling," said Leon Eady.

Jeffrey Eady's case will eventually head to agrand jury and they will decide if there's enough evidence to indict Jeffery Eadyon the charges.

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