(MOBILE, Ala.) -- One week after police detectives swarmed an Altapointe group home to investigate a gory crime scene, some of the home's residents have moved back into the facility, upsetting neighbors.
"No one gets back with us, no one will do anything about it," Angel Jennings said of the complaints she and fellow neighbors have made about the facility's residents roaming through the neighborhood. "They're very adamant, you can take me to the store, I need you to do this for me, I need some cigarettes, it's kind of like you have to lock the doors, I don't let my kids walk through the neighborhood by themselves anymore," Jennings said.
Police said last week Altapointe resident Derrick Woods, 32, was killed by Razellius Mills, 20, a fellow resident. Mills, court records allege, stabbed Woods, pulled out his intestines and cut them. Police took Mills into custody at the home. RELATED ARTLICLE: Brutal Homicide Inside Group Home
When Jennings heard it was Mills who was charged, she realized he had just been in her yard an hour before the attack. "It just scared us to death," she said, "He could have snapped over here, I don't know what set him off."
After the incident, Altapointe moved remaining residents to other facilities, a company spokesperson said. Messages to Local 15 said patients had moved back into the home, that houses patients diagnosed with mental illnesses. The company spokesperson confirmed Thursday some of the patients had moved back into the home.
Neighbors are not happy. Many have said they complained repeatedly to Altapointe about its residents roaming the neighborhood, but said nothing was done.
"I'm not going to compete with that, I'm not going to put my kids lives, my life nor my husband's life in danger," Jennings said, "To keep my kids and my family and myself safe, we're going to move."
Altapointe's CEO was not available for an on camera interview, but the spokesperson said if a resident is considered a danger to themselves or others or meet the criteria to be committed to a mental institution, the person is not placed in one of the 20 group homes in the company.
Mills, when he was assigned to the home, the spokesperson said, was not considered a danger. When asked if the company would reevaluate how it assesses a person's potential danger, the spokesperson said the company was taking everything into consideration.