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Former UW-Madison football player arrested in connection to double homicide

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A former UW-Madison football player has been arrested in connection to a double homicide that occurred in Janesville, Wisconsin last Monday. 

Marcus Randle-El, 33, turned himself into the Chicago Police Department on Saturday and was taken into custody. He is currently facing two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. 

The victims — 30-year-old Seairaha Winchester and 27-year-old Brittany McAdory — were found shot near the intersection of Midvale Drive and Deerfield Drive in Janesville. They were alive when police arrived on the scene and taken to a hospital, where they died.

Randle-El played wide receiver for the UW-Madison football team from 2004 to 2007 before he was sidelined with a knee injury. Police Lieutenant Charles Aagaard of the Janesville Police Department confirmed that he has not yet made a confession. 

The JPD determined that the suspect, Randle-El, took the victims' vehicle following the homicides. The vehicle was later located on Interstate 294 in Justice, Illinois before the suspect turned himself into the District 2 Chicago Police Department. 

The families of the victims have been notified of the arrest and the investigation remains ongoing.

In 2005, Randle-El got into a fight with a former teammate over missing money and was charged with misdemeanor battery and bail-jumping. He also pleaded guilty to another battery charge for an incident involving his girlfriend in a dorm room in Ogg Hall. He received probation for the two incidents.

Then, in 2014, Randle-El was charged with home invasion and child abduction.

The JPD asks that anyone with information about the homicides call the police department at 608-757-2244. Anonymous tips can be submitted to CrimeStoppers at 608-756-3636.

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