GREENWOOD, MISS. -- Authorities continued to search yesterday for a man accused in the stabbing deaths of four young children. Two other children and the man's sister were wounded.
Neighbors said Henry Curtis Jackson Jr., 26, went on the rampage Thursday night because his sister refused to give him money for drugs.
Police said Jackson crashed through a bedroom door at the home of his mother, Martha Jackson, and stabbed to death four of his young nieces and nephews. Two other nieces and his sister, 23-year-old Regina Fay Jackson, were wounded before Jackson fled in a car his mother had lent him, authorities said.
Leflore County Coroner James Hankins said he found the victims on the floor and "all had been stabbed in the neck with a sharp instrument." Hankins identified the victims as Andrew and Shumetricia, both 2, Antonio, 3, and Dominique Jackson, 5, all children of Regina Jackson.
Police said Henry Jackson is wanted on four counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.
"He came in there and asked Regina for some money. Regina said she didn't have any money, and he went to slashing," said Anthony Mallett, a 16-year-old who lives two doors from the Jackson home.