Police arrested a former college football player and charged him in connection with the killing of two women earlier this week. According to a report from WMTV, former Wisconsin wide receiver Marcus Randle El turned himself in to police custody on Saturday afternoon.
Police charged the former Badgers wide receiver with two counts of first degree intentional homicide. According to the report, Randle El knew the victims, but police did not detail the extent of their relationship.
30-year-old Seairaha Winchester and 27-year-old Brittany McAdory were found shot in Janesville, Wisconsin earlier this week.
Here’s the news from NBC 15 reporter Caroline Peterson.
JUST IN: 33-year-old Marcus Randle El was arrested today in connection to the double homicide in Janesville. He’s charged with 2 counts of first degree intentional homicide. @nbc15_madison pic.twitter.com/qG5e1wJT7J
— Caroline Peterson (@CAROLINE_NBC15) February 16, 2020
Randle El, 33, has a checkered past. The former Wisconsin football player was on parole at the time of the murders.
Randle El abducted his daughter at gunpoint in Cook County, Illinois in 2014. A judge sentenced him to six years in prison in 2016 as a result of the incident.
He was released from prison in October 2018, according to the report.
Randle El played wide receiver for Wisconsin from 2004-07. He ran into trouble with the law during his collegiate career as well.
Police arrested him and charged him with battery after an argument with a woman during his freshman year. In the same year, police arrested Randle El after he allegedly punched a teammate.
He is the younger brother of former Pittsburgh Steelers star Antwaan Randle El.