Arrest made in double homicide

Jacob Middleton Jr.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain announced today the arrest of a Metairie man in connection with the murder of his father, Jacob Middleton, Sr. and the elder Middleton’s two year old daughter.

Jacob Middleton, Jr (1601 Haring Rd, Metairie, LA – DOB: 7/8/1996) was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail this morning on two counts of 1st degree murder.

The Sheriff’s office received a call yesterday morning from Middleton Sr’s wife, who found the victims in their Covington area home.

During questioning by Sheriff’s office investigators early this morning, Middleton admitted to shooting his father and his half-sister.  He indicated that his actions were the result of, among other things, his hatred of his father for what he claimed was years of abuse and family violence.

 Middleton is being held without bond.