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Man Excitedly Admits To Killing Both Mothers Of His Children Within Same Month, Police Say

Davone Unique Anderson is accused of killing Sydney Parmelee before fatally shooting Kaylee Lyons, who was pregnant with his unborn child.

By Gina Tron

A Pennsylvania man has allegedly admitted to killing both mothers of his children within weeks of each other.

Davone Unique Anderson, 25, was arraigned on Monday for the murders of former classmates Sydney Parmelee and Kaylee Lyons, both 23, the Carlisle Borough Police announced at a Monday presser. 

“Anderson made an excited utterance to a correction officer that he ‘killed them both,'” investigators wrote in a criminal complaint. He allegedly exclaimed, “I killed Sydney,” before admitting, “I killed Kaylee, too.”

The alleged confession came on July 31, a day after Lyons was found shot to death in her home. Police were called to her home for a report of a cardiac arrest. Anderson later allegedly said he shot her because he felt she was planning to turn him in for the murder of Parmelee, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on July 5. Anderson had initially told police that Parmelee died by suicide, though investigators determined she was murdered.

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Anderson at first told investigators that he and Parmelee were separating. He later allegedly admitted to killing her because he believed she was cheating on him.

Anderson and Parmelee had two children together. He had a son with Lyons, who was also six weeks pregnant when she was killed, police noted at the Monday press conference. The two victims previously attended Carlisle High School together and a smiling photo of the pair was put up on the wall at the presser. 

A witness told investigators that Anderson went to their house armed following Lyons' shooting to get a change of clothes. He allegedly took the clothing and Clorox into a bathroom.

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Anderson has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of murder of an unborn child, illegally possessing firearms, receiving stolen property, and child endangerment. A child was allegedly present during one of the killings. He was not allowed to possess firearms due to a 2017 drug conviction. 

Anderson is being held without bond. He has not yet entered a plea, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.