Appomattox Shooting Victims Identified

Authorities have identified the victims of a Virginia mass killing as four adults, three teenagers and a four-year-old.

The Associated Press
Murder suspect Christopher Speight, second from right, is led out of State Police headquarters in Appomattox, Virginia Wednesday. Speight is accused of killing eight people and leading police on an overnight manhunt.

Authorities have identified the victims of a Virginia mass killing as four adults, three teenagers and a four-year-old.

Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher Speight of Appomattox is charged with one count of first-degree murder, but other charges are likely.

State police say the victims' bodies are at the state medical examiner's office in Roanoke, where their causes of death will be determined.

They are: 16-year-old Ronald Scruggs; 15-year-old Emily Quarles; 43-year-old Karen and Jonathan Quarles; 38-year-old Dwayne and Lauralee Sipe; 15-year-old Morgan Dobyns; and four-year-old Joshua Sipe.

Police says Speight knew all the victims and had lived at the home where the slayings occurred Tuesday, but they did not outline the victims' relationships.

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