Affidavit: Suspect in slaying of former Lowell woman and her daughter had been fired

2013-12-27T11:30:00Z 2013-12-27T23:07:07Z Affidavit: Suspect in slaying of former Lowell woman and her daughter had been firedTimes staff and wire report
December 27, 2013 11:30 am  • 

WESTFIELD, Ind. | Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the downstate killings of a former Lowell woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman's husband.

A probable cause affidavit states that 20-year-old Christian Rene Haley was fired by a company owned by Marylyn Erb's husband because of poor attendance.

WISH-TV reports the affidavit also says one of Haley's friends told police Haley wanted to rob his former boss and that he had admitted killing 52-year-old Marylyn Erb and 23-year-old Kelley Erb.

Haley faces murder, robbery, burglary and other charges in the slayings. The women were found fatally beaten Dec. 20 in their home in the north suburban Indianapolis town of Westfield.

Haley is being held at the Hamilton County Jail in Noblesville.

Marylyn Erb was a 1979 graduate of Lowell High School.

Married to Todd Erb, who survives, for 30 years, Marylyn Erb was a homemaker and a member of Grace Church in Noblesville, where she was active in the women's ministry. She grew up in Lowell and earned a degree in nursing from Indiana University.

Kelley Erb was pursuing a degree in early childhood development at Ivy Tech Community College. She previously studied at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kelley Erb was also a member of Grace Church, where she was active in the children's and young adults' ministries

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