Police: Man arrested after stabbing mother and half-sister to death

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Police are investigating what led a man to stab his mother and 6-year-old half-sister to death. It happened at the family’s home near Monticello early Saturday morning.

David Rodenbarger, 20, is being held at the White County Jail and charged with murder.

Indiana State Police said Michelle Haskins was the one who called 911 before she died from her injuries. Her daughter, Jillian, was taken to the White County Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

It’s a tragedy those who know the family say is unimaginable.

“We’re upset about it. Of course, everybody would be but what a tragedy,” said Rodger Clendenen, who lives next door from the family. “My daughter did go to school with him. She graduated high school with him. [He was a] very pleasant kid — very pleasant.”

Police said Rodenbarger could face more charges.

Monticello victims
Jillian Haskins, 6, and Shelly Haskins, 41.

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