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5 men arrested in 'heinous' Virginia triple murder

Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 00:24:37-04

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. -- Five suspects have been charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of a teenager and two adults found dead inside a Spotsylvania home last May.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff Roger L. Harris said detectives have been working for 10 months to solve the "heinous triple murder" of 39 year-old Michael Coleman, his girlfriend, 34-year-old Rachel Ozuna, and her 14-year-old son, Kyruss Ozuna.

Deputies were called to a home in the 8300 block of Arlene Acres Drive on May 29, 2019, after Kyruss’ father went to check on his son, according to Harris.

"A toddler and an infant were left in the residence with their deceased parents," Harris said.

Investigators previously said the manners of death appeared to be from a sharp instrument. Crime Insider sources said investigators believe the children were spared as they would not be able to explain what they saw.

Harris announced Thursday that five Philadelphia men have been charged with three counts of first-degree murder:

  • James Christopher Myers, 30
  • Durward Anthony Allen, 27
  • Jamal Kelvin Bailey, 30
  • Hugh Cameron Green 30
  • Montel Jaleek Wilson 26
  • Harris said four of the suspects were already behind bars in Pennsylvania on unrelated charges.

Correction officials in Pennsylvania said two of the suspects, Montel Wilson and Durward Allen, were being held on parole violations and were close to being released.

However, investigators from Spotsylvania kept track of where they were in the system and served murder warrants for all five in recent days.

"It's fairly common for a homicide investigator to locate a suspect in jail and communicate with them," CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone noted. "But it's also good investigative work where it takes coordination and effort to do that."

"We do not have a timeframe for their extradition to Virginia," Harris said.

"These guys will be sent to Virginia," Todd Stone said. "It could happen as soon as a few days or it could be a few months depending on whether they try to fight it or not."

“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.”

Officials credited the "many agencies that have been instrumental" in cracking the case:

  • Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit-Fugitive Squad
  • Philadelphia Police Narcotics Intelligence Division (HIDTA)
  • Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Division
  • Brookhaven Police Department, Pennsylvania
  • PA Department of Corrections Security Divisions
  • Maryland State Police, Criminal Intelligence LPR Section
  • PA Board of Probation and Parole
  • PA State Parole Fugitive Unit
  • US Marshalls Service
  • DEA
  • FBI