Five Philadelphia men have been charged in a “heinous triple murder” of a Virginia man, his girlfriend, and her 14-year-old son nearly a year ago in Spotsylvania County, Sheriff Roger L. Harris said, according to WTVR.
Michael Coleman, 39; Rachel Ozuna, 34; and Kyruss Ozuna, 14, were found dead in their home on May 29, 2019. A toddler and an infant were left alive “with their deceased parents,” Harris said.
The crime was uncovered when Kyruss Ozuna’s father went to the house to check on his son. He called police when he saw a body.
“The devastating crime … has torn several families apart and impacted the strong community that surrounds us,” Harris said. “I’m very grateful for the tireless efforts our detectives were faced with along with the collaborative multi-agency assistance to bring these suspects to justice. My continued prayers for peace and comfort to the Ozuna and Coleman families.”
Detectives previously said it appeared all three victims were killed by a sharp instrument, WTVR reported. They also believe the two younger children were left alive because they would have been unable to say what they saw.
James Christopher Myers, 30; Durward Anthony Allen, 27; Jamal Kelvin Bailey, 30; Hugh Cameron Green, 30; and Montel Jaleek Wilson, 26, have all been charged with three counts each of first degree murder, Harris said, and all are being held in several locations in Pennsylvania. With the exception of Green, Harris said, all were already in jail on unrelated charges. He said there’s no current timeframe for extraditing them to Virginia.
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[Featured image: Kyruss Ozuna, Rachel Ozuna, and Michael Coleman/Facebook]