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Father of man accused of killing 3 women talks about son's case

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CLARENDON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Prior to the three murders investigators say he committed in a matter of days, Jeffrey Eady was no stranger to trouble. 

In November, he was released from prison after serving a decade for armed robbery. His father, Leon Eady, says he never thought his own son would be capable of murder.

"I cannot understand why this happened. I've been trying to figure it out and put two and two together, and I can't add it up," said Leon Eady.

Leon Eady says days before the murders, his son's personality took a disturbing turn.

"You can tell when something ain't going right. I said, ‘What's wrong with you? You're sick, ain't you?' 'No, sir.'  I said 'Well, if you've got a problem, let me know and I will try to get help,'" said Leon Eady.

Investigators said Jeffrey Eady shot and killed his second cousin and caregiver, 77-year-old Sadie Brown and 65-year-old Mabel Wright last week. Wright worked directly across the street from his father's house at a recycling plant. 

From there, deputies say he traveled to Charleston County, killing 37-year-old Crystal Johnson, a mother of three.

"I got a whole lot I want to say to him," said Leon Eady.

Investigators arrested Jeffrey Eady days later in Florida and flew him back to Clarendon County. 

On Monday, he was scheduled to face a judge but that never happened because the accused killer was rushed to the hospital after deputies say he slit his wrist.

While Jeffrey Eady was released from prison once before, his father says his son probably won't be so lucky this time around.

"I just have a feeling he'll never be a free man no more. I have that feeling," said Leon Eady.

Jeffrey Eady's case will eventually head to a grand jury and they will decide if there's enough evidence to indict Jeffery Eady on the charges.

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