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Warrant details what police found inside the home of slain Richmond couple

Posted at 7:15 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 07:15:43-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Search warrants obtained by CBS 6 revealed what police found at the scene of a double murder.

Sandra Powell-Wyche, 49, and her husband Curtis Wyche, 36, died from gunshot wounds, according to police.

Before midnight on December 15, a neighbor heard four loud pops, then what sounded like someone pacing inside for several hours, according to court papers.

At 6 a.m. the next day, the neighbor told police she heard furniture being dragged.

Later that day, police recovered lighter fluid, a spent shell casing from the bedroom floor, ammunition, and bed linens with blood on them.

The bedding was found in an outside trash can.

Sandra Powell-Wyche was a nurse at Westminster Canterbury.

Her son Trevon Powell was arrested and charged with homicide and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Detectives found the deceased couple when they searched their home along the 4300 block of Chamberlayne Avenue on Wednesday afternoon after Sandra was reported missing.

"Police came and knocked on our door and I was talking to them as they went to the trash cans and looked for blood and stuff," a neighbor told CBS 6 Crime Insider Jon Burkett. "I asked why they were doing it, and they said it's a murder investigation. It shocked me that it happened right here Mr. Burkett. It's crazy. It's crazy."

Crime Insider sources say police are investigating jealousy as a possible motive.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help pay for Curtis' funeral expenses.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective J. Larry at (804) 646-5896 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.