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Megan Hargan waives extradition from West Virginia in McLean murder charges

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FAIRFAX, Va. -- Double murder suspect Megan Hargan has waived extradition from West Virginia and is expected to be brought to Fairfax County soon to face charges.

Fairfax County Police say Hargan, charged with killing her mother and sister, could be extradited to Fairfax next week.

Helen Hargan, 23, and her mother Pamela Hargan, 63, were shot to death in their McLean home on July 14, 2017. Megan Hargan was arrested Friday morning in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

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Police say the crime scene was staged to look like a murder-suicide. Soon, police say they realized Helen’s sister Megan killed them both. Detectives discovered that Megan Hargan attempted fraudulent money transfers from her mother’s account on the day of the murder in the day before, said Major Ed Carroll, Fairfax County Police Major Crimes unit commanders.

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The medical examiner determined both Helen and Pamela died of rifle wounds to the head. Pamela’s manner of death was homicide, but for Helen, it was undetermined, requiring complex police work.

After the murders, Megan and her six-year-old daughter moved to West Virginia to live with their husband and father, according to relatives.


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