Suspected L.I. Killer Arrested in Laurel

Jerry Lewis wanted in connection with deaths of mother, young son

Monday, Dec 26, 2011  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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Suspected L.I. Killer Arrested in Laurel

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A suspect has been arrested in Maryland in the deaths of a woman and her 2-year-old son whose bodies were found in a basement apartment on New York's Long Island.

Suffolk County police say 24-year-old Jerry A. Lewis was arrested Sunday in Laurel, Md. in the deaths of 21-year-old Shakeela Planter and her son Jaiden Planter. They were found Friday in their apartment in North Bay Shore on Long Island.

Lewis will be extradited to New York at a later date. No information on an attorney was immediately available.

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