A Jefferson City man accused of a double homicide on Thanksgiving night is being held without bond.
Torry Upchurch, 27, was formally charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The first murder happened around 6 p.m. on West McCarty Street. Upchurch allegedly went to the home of 17-year-old Earle Key, Jr. and shot him pointblank in the face.
Then about three hours later, he located 33-year-old Shantae Hill-Cook of Columbia on Southridge Drive where he shot her multiple times.
Upchurch then allegedly drove Hill-Cook's car to the police station which he entered covered in blood. Police say he implicated himself in both homicides.
Although a motive isn't clear, friends of Hill-Cook's say she and Upchurch had recently dated.