Alec Devon Kreider

Alec Devon Kreider

Alec Devon Kreider (1991) is a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania teenager charged on June 16, 2007 for the three murders of a Manheim Township family on May 12. [cite web |url= |title=Police Arrest Teen in Slaying of Family |accessdate=2007-06-16 |last=Scolforo |first=Mark |date=2007-06-16 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ]


After more than a month of intense national and regional media coverage and speculation, Kreider was arrested when his father, Timothy Scot Kreider, informed authorities that his son had confessed to the killings two days earlier. [cite web |url=,2933,283395,00.html |title=Teen Arrested in Pennsylvania Family's Slaying |accessdate=2007-06-16 |last=Associated Press |date=2007-06-16 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ] Police said Kreider was a friend of victim Kevin Haines, 16, a fellow sophomore at Manheim Township High School, and entered the home with the intention of smothering him, but ended up using a knife to kill Kevin and his parents. [cite web |url= |title=Sixteen-year-old is charged with Haines killings |accessdate=2007-06-16 |last=Staff Report |date=2007-06-16 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ] Kreider will be tried as an adult, and is being held in the Lancaster County Prison without bail, although his age prevents him from being sentenced to death due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. [cite web |url= |title=Son tells dad he killed 3 |accessdate=2007-06-17 |last=Smart |first=Gil |date=2007-06-17 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ]

Background of Killings

The victims, including parents Thomas Alan Haines, age 50, and Lisa Ann Haines, age 47, were found on May 12 at their house in Manheim Township after their daughter Maggie, a student at Bucknell University, was awakened by a noise in the middle of the night and was told by her mother to go for assistance. There were no signs of forced entry, and nothing was missing from the house. [cite web |url= |title=Police Arrest Teen in Slaying of Family |accessdate=2007-06-16 |last=Scolforo |first=Mark |date=2007-06-16 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ] Alec and Kevin were in the same German class and were reported by a fellow student to be "close buddies", and Alec attended the family's memorial service on May 19. [cite web |url= |title=Son tells dad he killed 3 |accessdate=2007-06-17 |last=Smart |first=Gil |date=2007-06-17 |format= | |publisher= |quote= ]


External links

* [ Affadavit for Kreider's arrest]

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