A London man accused of inflicting “numerous” fatal knife wounds to four people was found naked in a bathroom at the family home by police, a court has heard.
Joshua Jacques, 28, is charged over the deaths of Denton Burke, 58, his partner Dolet Hill, 64, Hill’s daughter Tanysha Ofori-Akuffo, 45, and her 27-year-old daughter, Samantha Drummonds.
All four victims were found dead at the property in Southwark after neighbors heard “screaming” and called the cops around 1:40 a.m. April 25, police said.
Cops forced entry into the house, where they found three women and one man who had been stabbed. Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, all four were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow told the court that all four victims had “sustained numerous wounds inflicted by a knife or knives,” according to the Mirror.
Just moments after police arrivedF, Jacques was found naked in the bathroom upstairs. Cops deployed a Taser to detain him.
Jacques was charged with four counts of murder on Thursday, police said. He is believed to have known the victims.
The judge set a plea hearing for July 19 with a preliminary trial to be set at a future date.