Suspects arrested in case of Sanford man shot, killed in driveway

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SANFORD, Fla. —

A Sanford family says the arrests of two men in a cold case are bittersweet.

Marcus Killingsworth was shot and killed back in March in his driveway.

Two months after video showed two men leaving the murder scene, police said those men are in the Seminole County jail.

"I was shocked, terrified and angry, and very upset," said Marcia Killingsworth, Marcus' twin sister.

Anthony Barnes and Olajuwan Perry face charges for taking the life of her brother.

"People had said these guys were involved from the beginning," Marcia said.

She said her family has been waiting for this day for seven months but the news is heartbreaking because both men grew up with Marcus, and Marcia said Barnes is related to them.

"How do you put your mind to do something like that to your family?" Marcia said.

Eyewitness News was the only station to highlight six unsolved murders with the chief, including Killingsworth's homicide, and the only station to get the video of the two men who were seen walking away from the scene following the shooting.

Police said the stories got the word out and helped bring in tips.

"In this case, we received the most Crime Line tips we have in our agency's history," Shannon Cordingly of the Sanford Police Department said.

The family said the loss of Marcus has been rough.

"Don't nobody know what I'm going through," Vernita Green, the victim's mother, said.

Although they're happy police have suspects behind bars, the family believes the ordeal is far from over.

"We still have a battle, we still have a fight, we still have to go through court, we still have to get this other suspect, so it's not going to be a complete relief until it's all done," Marcia Killingsworth said.