Largo man charged with two counts of first degree murder

Sage Gayle Curry

LARGO — Police arrested a 19-year-old Largo man just before 5 p.m. April 26 in connection with the deaths of two women at a residence in the 1000 block of Eighth Avenue Northwest in Largo.

Sage Gayle Curry was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on two counts of first degree murder and one count of armed burglary.

Largo police responded to a 911 call about 1:53 a.m. and found the two women dead inside. They soon began an investigation into a double homicide. Officers say Curry was found in the same area and apprehended.

Police say detectives developed probable cause to charge him with the murders and burglary.

Police provided additional details about the murders on April 27. Detectives say Curry followed the women to their residence after seeing them out in public.

He later entered the residence through a bedroom window and fatally attacked one of the women with a knife while she was sleeping. The second woman attempted to protect her and also suffered fatal knife wounds, police said.

The second woman managed to injure Curry who left the home and then went to a neighbor’s to ask for help.

Police believe the murders were a random act with no known relationship between the women and Curry.

The identity of the women is being withheld on request by the next of kin.

Revised to include details released by police on April 27.