Man indicted in 2005 killings of 6 people in Yuma

Preston Alton Strong

Credit: Arizona Department of Corrections

Preston Alton Strong

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 27 at 12:28 PM

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) -- A man already serving a life prison sentence for a 2007 murder has been accused of killing six people in Yuma two years earlier.
 
Preston Alton Strong has been indicted by a Yuma County grand jury on six counts of first-degree murder and one count each of robbery and burglary.
 
Police say Adrienne Heredia, 29, and her four children ranging in age from 6 to 13 were found dead inside a Yuma house on June 24, 2005.
 
Luis Rios, 35, also was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the home's backyard and later died at a Yuma hospital.
 
Police say witnesses reported seeing a man walking back into the house after the shooting.
 
Strong is serving a life prison term with no chance for release for killing a Yuma physician.

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