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Man suspected of killing Alaska couple, assaulting toddler had just released from jail

  • Jerry Andrew Active attempts to shield his face during his arraignment on charges of murder and sexual assault of a minor in the Anchorage jail court on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Active was arrested about a block from an apartment where the bodies of 71-year-old Sorn Sreap and 73-year-old Touch Chea were found Saturday night by their granddaughter, who had returned from a trip to a movie with her husband and 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

    Jerry Andrew Active attempts to shield his face during his arraignment on charges of murder and sexual assault of a minor in the Anchorage jail court on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Active was arrested about a block from an apartment where the bodies of 71-year-old Sorn Sreap and 73-year-old Touch Chea were found Saturday night by their granddaughter, who had returned from a trip to a movie with her husband and 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)  (The Associated Press)

  • An officer in the Anchorage jail court removes the paperwork that Jerry Andrew Active was using to shield his face during his arraigned on charges of murder and sexual assault of a minor on Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. Active was arrested about a block from an apartment where the bodies of 71-year-old Sorn Sreap and 73-year-old Touch Chea were found Saturday night by their granddaughter, who had returned from a trip to a movie with her husband and 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)

    An officer in the Anchorage jail court removes the paperwork that Jerry Andrew Active was using to shield his face during his arraigned on charges of murder and sexual assault of a minor on Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. Active was arrested about a block from an apartment where the bodies of 71-year-old Sorn Sreap and 73-year-old Touch Chea were found Saturday night by their granddaughter, who had returned from a trip to a movie with her husband and 4-year-old son. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth)  (The Associated Press)

A man suspected of killing an elderly Alaska couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old great-granddaughter over the weekend had been released from jail just hours earlier.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://is.gd/aStH2b) Alaska Department of Corrections records show 24-year-old Jerry Andrew Active was released from jail shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.

The attacks on the couple and the toddler occurred less than 12 hours later. Active had been in the Anchorage Correctional Complex on a probation violation.

Active has been charged with murder, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor and burglary. A judge set bail at $1.5 million.

Corrections officials say Active has been in and out of jail for years.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com