Lace Christian is charged with two counts of homicide in reference to the 2021 loss of life of Lonnie Dean Scott and the 2022 loss of life of Russell Reado.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The household of two murder victims is demanding justice, hoping the lady accused of killing them each might be sentenced to life behind bars.

Lace Christian is charged with two counts of homicide in reference to the 2021 loss of life of 54-year-old Lonnie Dean Scott and the 2022 loss of life of 71-year-old Russell Reado. Each males have been shot to loss of life.

Russell Reado is Lace Christian’s grandfather. The household of Lonnie Scott believes he and Reado have been courting on the time of his loss of life.

Christian is at present being held within the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling greater than $2 million.

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Ceretha Rice is expounded to each Lonnie Scott and Russell Reado. She is talking up and demanding justice following the heartbreak of dropping her brother and cousin inside 9 months.

“She killed two of my shut relations,” Rice stated. “She damage my household.”

Rice described each victims as pillars in her household.

“Each of them was actually near me, ,” Rice stated. “That was my brother, and Russell was my mom’s first cousin. Once I had my knee surgical procedure final yr, Russell got here and checked up on me.”

Lonnie Scott is Ceretha Rice’s brother. She stated he’s additionally a father and son and described him as somebody who likes to sing and dance karaoke.

Scott was discovered shot to loss of life inside his Port Arthur house in August 2021.

Russell Reado is Ceretha Rice’s cousin. She described him as a pleasant and spiritual man who beloved his spouse.

Reado can also be Lace Christian’s grandfather. Police discovered Reado’s physique was discovered inside his residence within the 1600 block of Maple Road on Might 10, 2022. 

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Christian allegedly advised the officers she was at Reado’s residence the day his physique was discovered to borrow his automobile and examine on him. Police stated telephone information didn’t help Christian’s story, and a court-ordered GPS monitoring gadget allegedly put Christian at her grandfather’s home on the time of his loss of life.

Ceretha Rice stated she is grateful for the Port Arthur detective that was placed on the instances. 

“He stored in touch with me, and he by no means stopped,” Rice stated. “He handled my brother like that was his personal brother, and I am so grateful to him for that.”

Rice is hoping that Christian receives a life sentence. Regardless of her anger at Lace Christian, Rice stated there isn’t any hate in her coronary heart towards the lady accused of killing two of her family members.

“If I have been to see Lace proper now, I’d hug Lace,” Rice stated. “I do not hate Lace, as a result of I haven’t got hate in my coronary heart. So, I am unable to give her one thing I haven’t got.”

Nonetheless, Rice is demanding justice.

“I need her to pay for what she did as a result of she damage us. She took my brother and I will by no means get him again,” Rice stated. “We’ll by no means get him again. I simply need her to know that if you kill any person you do not simply kill them, you kill their entire household.”

Ceretha Rice and her household plan to attend all courtroom dates to ensure justice is served for his or her family members.

“I need justice served,” Rice stated. “Will I be glad? Am I glad now that she’s charged with homicide? No. I’m not going to be glad or going to relaxation until she is convicted of the homicide. That’s one thing I promised myself and I promised my brother.”

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