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N.Y. police nab Va. triple-murder suspect after high-speed chase

After a high-speed chase, New York State Police arrested a 23-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her three Northern Virginia roommates earlier this week, authorities said Thursday night.

Alyssa Jane Venable allegedly killed 77-year-old Robert John McGuire, 65-year-old Carol Anne Reese and 60-year-old Gregory Scott Powell in their Fredericksburg, Va. home, Spotsylvania County Sheriff Roger Harris said Wednesday in a news release.

Deputies first became aware of the triple homicide after showing up at their residence on White Street Court late on Tuesday for a welfare check.

Once they got inside the house, officers found the bodies of the three victims with upper body trauma, authorities said. After an investigation, detectives concluded Venable “had committed this heinous crime.”

Venable, who was wanted by Virginia authorities for three counts of second-degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, was on the run for two days.

She was finally arrested Thursday night following a pursuit on Interstate 86 in Steuben County, N.Y. — about 380 miles north of Spotsylvania County.

According to Harris, New York State Police spotted a 2009 gray Honda Civic that matched the description of a car Venable was known to drive and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver refused to stop and tried to flee. A high-speed chase followed with speeds reaching 100 mph.

After troopers successfully deployed a tire-deflation device, the Honda crashed and the suspect was arrested.

Venable was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the New York State Police said Thursday.  She’s expected to be extradited to Virginia to face charges.


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