June 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

Man charged in killing of 3 women in Fort Worth

Fort Worth, Texas — A 22-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of three women whose bodies were found in their Fort Worth home.

Police issued a statement Wednesday saying Cedric D. McGinnis Jr. is being held on a $1.25 million bond. Authorities say McGinnis is the ex-boyfriend of one of the victims whose bodies were discovered Tuesday.

Family members had said the victims’ throats had been slashed. But police said Wednesday that two of them died of gunshot wounds to the head, while the third suffered stab wounds to her torso.

Authorities say McGinnis admitted to the killings under questioning and told detectives where evidence from the scene could be found.

The victims are 48-year-old Cynthia Serrano, her 21-year-old daughter April Serrano, and her 35-year-old sister Cathy de Leon.