The man charged with two counts of homicide and carjacking has admitted capturing and killing two girls in a Manassas house final week, in response to charging paperwork obtained by WTOP.

The man charged with two counts of homicide and carjacking admitted capturing and killing two girls in a Manassas house final week, in response to charging paperwork obtained by WTOP.

Edward James Jackson Bland, 36, is charged in Prince William County District Court with two counts of second-degree homicide, carjacking, and three counts of use of a firearm within the fee of a felony.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, in paraphrasing discussions with Jackson Bland, investigators wrote that Jackson Bland “instructed deputies that he had killed two folks in Manassas,” and that “it was a theft — they needed to die.”

Court paperwork don’t describe any specifics of a theft.

Jackson Bland is charged with murdering 34-year-old Leann Renee Harris and 22-year-old Asia Payne. Both had been shot to dying.

Shortly after the capturing, Jackson Bland allegedly stole a person’s Toyota Camry at gunpoint a number of blocks from the place the ladies’s our bodies had been discovered.

Several hours after particulars in regards to the stolen automobile had been entered into the National Crime Information Center/Virginia Criminal Information Network database, investigators mentioned the stolen Toyota broke down within the space of Interstate 66 and Interstate 81.

“The automobile was situated on Stoney Creek Road, in Edinburg, simply west of I-81,” Maj. Kolter Stroop, with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, instructed WTOP on the day of Jackson Bland’s arrest. Stroop mentioned Jackson Bland entered a comfort retailer “on the Shell station on Stoney Creek Road.”

The newly launched affidavit mentioned Jackson Bland “instructed the clerk to dial 911, as a result of he was wished.”

Before he was arrested final week, Jackson Bland had failed to seem in courtroom in May on drug costs and driving whereas intoxicated, in response to courtroom information.

He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery of a member of the family.

Jackson Bland was initially anticipated to be arraigned Monday, however that has been rescheduled to Tuesday.

It’s not clear whether or not Jackson Bland has secured an legal professional. WTOP has reached out to a protection legal professional who has represented him up to now.

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