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Alyssa Venable charged with murdering three roommates in Virginia

New York State Police on Thursday arrested a woman believed to be involved in a triple homicide in Virginia following a car chase and crash in Steuben County.

Alyssa J. Venable, 23, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, was taken into custody by troopers Thursday evening, troopers said. She was driving a sedan on Interstate 86 when officers tried to stop her, but she did not, according to police. Authorities stopped the vehicle using a tire deflation device, causing the car to crash.

Venable is accused of killing her roommates — a 77-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman — in Spotsylvania, just north of Richmond, according to authorities in Virginia. Their bodies were discovered Tuesday during a welfare check and all three suffered upper body trauma, according to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

Venable faces three charges of manslaughter and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Venable suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment.

State police obtained a fugitive warrant for Venable and expect her to be extradited to Virginia soon.

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