Suspect arrested in Dale double murder

Published: Nov. 23, 2009 at 11:03 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:58 PM EST
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Jeanine Mullen
Jeanine Mullen
Walt Fredo Davis-Mullen
Walt Fredo Davis-Mullen
27-year-old Earnest Stewart Daise (Source: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)
27-year-old Earnest Stewart Daise (Source: Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)

By WTOC staff

DALE, SC (WTOC) - An arrest has been made in connection to a Beaufort County shooting that killed a woman and her 4-year-old son.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Earnest Stewart Daise was arrested on drug charges on November 16.

He's now been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of his girlfriend, 34-year-old Jeanine Mullen, and her son, 4-year-old Walt Fredo Davis-Mullen.

See Mother and son shot and killed in Dale, SC.

The shooting happened November 15 on Player Drive in the Dale Community in northern Beaufort County.

Mullen's 2-year-old son Jeremiah Daise, was also injured. He was transported from Beaufort Memorial Hospital to the Medical University South Carolina in Charleston.

Daise has been charged with two counts of murder and assault and battery with intent to kill in connection with the shooting of the 2-year-old.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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