(KMOV) – After two people were murdered in an East St. Louis home last week, detectives say they experienced delays in securing cell phone records from T-Mobile.
Araybia Moore, 20, and Darnell Turner, 22, were both shot in the head last week in an East St. Louis home.
Detectives say that it was only after they paid a $50 fee that the company turned the records over to them.
T-Mobile responded to News 4 in a statement that read in part as follows: “We are looking into the details of this specific issue…it is our practice to work as quickly as possible with law enforcement.”
The Major Case Squad didn’t want to talk on camera about the issue, but admitted they never had to pay for phone records before.
Police are also not commenting on why Tucker may have killed the pair, but they do say that Tucker did know the male victim, and that the woman, Araybia Moore, was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Eric Tucker, 19, has been charged with the murder of Turner and Moore. Tucker is currently held on a $750,000 bond.