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Police: Man Denies Killing Wife, Her 3 Kids in Va.

By: AP
By: AP

Newport News Police spokesman Harold E. Eley said Sunday 36-year-old John Moses Ragin has denied "any involvement whatsoever" in the killings of Crystal Ragin and her children, ages 6, 10 and 15.

Eley says Ragin offered his denial during interviews with Newport News police who have interviewed him in South Carolina, where Ragin is being held.

Police were called to the Ragins' apartment on Friday, where the bodies were found.

Each victim had suffered knife wounds and exposure to fire.

Eley said police want to bring John Ragin back to Virginia where he is wanted on four charges of first-degree murder and five other counts.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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