Omaha Police say they have made a second arrest in the case. The suspect is identified as 33-year-old Anthony Davis. He is charged with three counts of murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
An Omaha judge held the bond at $500,000 for a triple murder suspect, Monday afternoon. Tiaotta Clairday appeared in Douglas County Court facing 3 charges of being an accessory to a felony; she needs to post $5,000 to post bail. Last Friday afternoon, the Omaha Police Homicide Unit arrested the 27-year-old in connection to the triple homicide of three members of the Avalos family.
The crime happened July 9th when Miguel Avalos Sr, and his sons, Miquel Jr. and Jose, were shot. Sixteen year old Jose died at the scene, Miguel Sr. died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Miguel Avalos Jr. died a few days later.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine confirmed with Channel Six News his office is considering seeking the death penalty against Davis, due to aggravating circumstances surrounding the deaths. Kleine also confirmed that the murders are drug related.
Davis will appear in court Tuesday morning.
Kleine acknowledged both Davis and Clairday are from Council Bluffs, in court, prosecutors alleged that Clairday drove Davis around town after the shooting, knowing what had happened earlier that morning. Neighbors of Clairday in Council Bluffs said she recently moved in with Davis, her boyfriend, who is also known as "Pooky."
Kleine said his office possibly could charge additional suspects in the case.
Davis’ arrest photo was not immediately made available.
A memorial fund has been set up for donations at all area Centris Federal Credit Unions under the "Avalos Family Fund."
Alice Lebeau also organized another fundraiser Wednesday. Cooking and selling dozens of tamale's, the funds will go to the Avalos family.