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January 11, 2013

2 suspects charged in slayings at Va restaurant

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. —  Virginia Beach police say two suspects are being held without bond on charges related to the slayings of two siblings at a fast-food restaurant where one of them worked.

Police say the suspects were arrested for their involvement in the murder of 19-year-old Michael A. Johnson and 27-year-old Alphonso White. A delivery driver discovered the bodies of two men around 2:10 a.m. Tuesday inside a Rally’s restaurant. Both victims appeared to have been shot. 

Authorities said Friday that they arrested 22-year-old Deandre Leon Dunnaway and 19-year-old Cheari Asia-Na Edwards. Both have been charged with two counts of murder and armed robbery, as well as three counts of use of a firearm and conspiracy. Police say the boyfriend and girlfriend are being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.


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