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Two men arrested in connection with military couple killing



Springfield, Virginia – Two men are arrested after a couple was killed in their front yard in Springfield on Wednesday.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene and were later identified as U.S. Army Col. Dr. Edward McDaniel Jr. and U.S. Army Retired Col. Brenda McDaniel.

“Two pillars of our community, of our country, really, were gunned down viciously in their own front yard,” said Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis.

Ronnie Keandre Marshall and DeAngelo Strand were arrested Thursday. They are facing charges for second-degree murder.

Officers believe that the murderers of Edward McDaniel Jr and Brenda McDaniel are connected to the burglary that happened on Monday at the couple’s home.

According to the police, they are still searching for the murder weapon.

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