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A MAN ar­rested over the mur­ders of five pals has blamed the mas­sacre on drugs.

Der­rick Dear­man told re­porters as he was be­ing es­corted to jail that he was on metham­phetamine when he went to the house, at the bot­tom of a dead-end dirt road.

The 27-year-old said: “Drugs (were) mak­ing me think things that’s not re­ally there.”

Cops said that af­ter the killings Dear­man ab­ducted his es­tranged girl­friend Laneta Lester, who had sought refuge at the house, and a child of two of the vic­tims.

Dear­man said he spared their lives be­cause “I came down and re­alised what was re­ally go­ing on”.

He added: “I turned my­self in be­cause I was sober and knew what was the right thing to do.”

Dear­man ex­pressed his love for Ms Lester and apol­o­gised “to all the fam­ily mem­bers”.

Say­ing all the vic­tims were friends, he warned: “Don’t do drugs,” ad­ding that he does not de­serve to live.

A man who said his fam­ily pro­vided a home for Dear­man and Ms Lester ear­lier this year said Dear­man was of­ten on metham­phetamine and phys­i­cally abused Ms Lester.

“He was tak­ing her out to the woods and beat­ing the crap out of her,” said Char­lie Pas­sarelli, who said he had known Dear­man for years.

He said he sus­pected MAS­SACRE: Drugged-up Dear­man (left) slaugh­tered pals at their ru­ral home Ms Lester was ei­ther buy­ing or sell­ing drugs be­fore Dear­man and Ms Lester moved out in late spring.

The killings left three men and two women dead, in­clud­ing a preg­nant woman and her un­born child.

A teenager who said she was re­lated to all five vic­tims by mar­riage or blood fought back tears as she de­scribed her an­guish over the mas­sacre.

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Dear­man, who’s from Leakesville, Mis­sis­sippi, will be charged with six counts of mur­der, in­clud­ing one charge for the un­born child, a spokeswom­an­for the county sher­iff said.

The dead were iden­ti­fied as Shan­non Melissa Ran­dall, 35, Joseph Adam Turner, 26, Justin Kaleb Reed, 23, Chelsea Marie Reed, 22, and Robert Brown, 26.

At 1am on Satur­day, some­one in­side the home called 911 and re­ported that Dear­man was on the prop­erty. Po­lice came to the house, but Dear­man had left, sher­iff’s of­fi­cials said.

Be­fore day­light on Satur­day, Dear­man re­turned and at­tacked the vic­tims while they slept, po­lice said.

Au­thor­i­ties said at least one gun and other, un­spec­i­fied, weapons were used.

Af­ter the killings, Dear­man forced Ms Lester and a three­month-old iden­ti­fied by rel­a­tives as the child of Ms Ran­dall and Mr Turner into a ve­hi­cle, and they drove to Dear­man’s fa­ther’s house in Mis­sis­sippi.

Dear­man re­leased Ms Lester and the in­fant and turned him­self in.

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