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Quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill seemed like an ‘honest, family person’

Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 16:52:39-04

BUFFALO, New York -- Quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill Jr. had been living and working at a church in Buffalo, New York for the past month, according to the U.S. Marshals.  Hill was arrested at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy Thursday morning. A man, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted Buffalo television station WIVB after seeing a story about Hill's arrest.  The volunteer opened up about his experiences with Hill over the past month.

The volunteer said he had no idea Hill was accused of murdering four generations of one family inside a Petersburg home in April 2014.

"After a while, he was helping out at the church, and the church has a homeless shelter for women and children. And reading about what he did, especially with that two year old, it broke my heart," the man said. "He seemed like an honest person. He seemed like a family person. He talked about his family. He said he was a family guy. He had a girlfriend."


Hill is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and is currently being held in the Monroe County Jail near Rochester, New York, according to an online roster of inmates.

"Nobody like that should be walking around.  Nobody," the man said.

Hill is scheduled to go before a judge in New York next Thursday. Officials said he should be extradited back to Virginia shortly after that.