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The man arrested and accused on Thursday of slitting the throats of two bicyclists, a man and a woman who were found lifeless on the side of a road in Daytona Beach, on the northeast coast of Florida, confessed to being the perpetrator of the double murder, police said Friday.
Jean R. Macean, 32, was interrogated by law enforcement and admitted having killed Terry Aultman, 48, and Brenda Aultman, 55, who were husband and wife.
Macean was arrested Thursday at an apartment complex in the central Florida city of Orlando and charged in the stabbing deaths of the couple, who were returning home after participating in the popular Bike Week.
The double homicide occurred early Sunday morning, and officers who responded to the scene where the couple’s bodies were found initially thought they had been run over by some hit-and-run vehicle.
But upon inspecting the bodies, the officers found that they had multiple stab wounds and their throats had been slit.
At a press conference Thursday, Young said Macean, who has a criminal record, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being interrogated by detectives in Orlando.
The motive for the crime is unknown at this time, although investigators believe the double murder may have been randomly executed.