Sheppard, 55, moved out of his home in Xenia and back in with his parents and sister in August. His father died last week.
Sheppard admitted to the stabbings when he called 911.
“My mom and my sister got in an argument and I stabbed them,” he told a dispatcher.
“You stabbed them?”
“Yes,” he said.
Court documents show Sheppard made similar statements, with Sheppard reportedly telling police there was “no excuse for what he had done.”
There was a fourth person in the home at the time of the stabbings, Sheppard’s friend who also called 911.
Police said he is not facing charges and is not a suspect.
The double homicide was unsettling to neighbors.
“It scares me. You know this is just a nice, calm neighborhood,” said Marilyn Russell of Xenia.
But Xenia police say others don’t have to worry — this was not a random crime.
“At no time was anybody in the general public in any danger,” Alonzo said.
Sheppard’s case could go before a Greene County grand jury next week.
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