Cause of death for family killed in Chesterfield home released

Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 12:32:17-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- All three members of a Chesterfield family found dead in their Walmsley Boulevard home last week suffered stab wounds to the neck, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed Wednesday. Carl "Butch" Hughes Jr., 71, Angela R. Anderson Hughes, 54, and Bianca L. Hughes, 22 were found dead Wednesday, September 23.

Carl V. Hughes IV, 28, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with their deaths. Carl Hughes IV is the son of Carl V. Hughes Jr., the son of Angela R. Anderson Hughes and the brother of Bianca L. Hughes, according to Chesterfield Police.

The suspect, a father of two, was spotted on the Lee Bridge by Richmond Police. It was there according to police, he threatened to jump before confessing to killing his family. Chesterfield Police have not said what lead up to the killings.

Carl Hughes IV (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

Carl Hughes IV (PHOTO: Chesterfield Police)

"Police continue their investigation into this incident," a Chesterfield Police spokeswoman said.

Anyone with information about the killings was asked to call Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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