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Sisters from Newark among 3 girls stabbed to death in Maryland; man, 24, arrested

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CLINTON, Md. — Police in Maryland have identified three young girls found stabbed to death inside a family home as relatives of a 24-year-old man now facing murder charges.

Prince George's County police said Saturday that one of the victims is 6-year-old Nadira Withers, the sister of the suspect, Antonio Williams. The other victims are 9-year-old Ariana Decree and 6-year-old Ajayah Decree, of Newark, New Jersey. Ariana and Ajayah are daughters of the suspect's mother's cousin.

Their bodies were found by Nadira's mother when she came home from work Friday morning to the home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

Police say Williams has confessed to the killings, and that detectives are working to establish a motive. He is charged with three counts of first- and second-degree murder.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.