Arrest made in Daytona Beach double murder

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An arrest has been made in connection with the double murder of a married couple in Daytona Beach.

Police Chief Jakari Young announced Thursday that Jean Macean had been arrested.

Macean, 32, of Orlando is due to make his first court appearance on Friday.


What do you want to know

  • An arrest was made Thursday in the double murder of a married couple in Daytona Beach
  • Police say Terry Aultman, 48, and Brenda Aultman, 55, were found stabbed to death on Sunday
  • The suspect was identified Thursday by Police Chief Jakari Young as Jean R. Macean

A $50,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Officers said Macean was speaking to investigators, but they did not develop a clear motive for what happened.

He faces two counts of first-degree murder, officials said.

Police say Terry Aultman, 48, and Brenda Aultman, 55, were found stabbed to death shortly before 2 a.m. on the grass next to the sidewalk at the intersection of North Wild Olive Avenue and from Riverview Blvd. They had been stabbed multiple times, investigators said.

The couple’s neighbor and friend, Frank Stein, was glad someone had been arrested and charged with the murders, but said it did nothing to bring Terry and Brenda Aultman back.

“It doesn’t relieve any pain for me,” he said. “Missing them is just too hard to think about. »

Brenda’s daughter, Sara Turner, opened a GoFundMe account to help pay for unexpected expenses. She said her mother and stepfather were cycling home after Bike Week when they were murdered. She called it insane, saying they attacked but not robbed.

“His surprise for her was getting her own motorcycle, they loved riding bikes, they loved bike week and they were so excited to have their dream home one block from the beach” , said Turner.

Stein said the couple often cycled around town.

“(Terry) took her out every Saturday night on their bikes,” he said. “They usually went north – they were the best people in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Turner didn’t mince words when asked about who allegedly killed her mother and stepfather.

“I want him to rot for the rest of his life in prison,” Turner said. “I have to look him in the eye and let him know, for example, how he destroyed and broke a lot of people for no reason.”

Neighbor Orlando Sequerra told News 13 he was supposed to ride his motorcycle this week with Terry, known to friends and family as Vann.

“They were nice people,” he said. “Why them? »


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