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Monday, April 13, 2009

This Week in Crime: 19-Year-Old Murdered in Herndon/Fox Mill

A 17-year-old Fox Mill resident has been charged in the murder of his 19-year-old girlfriend.

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Fairfax County police said.

Police charged the teenager with homicide Sunday after his 19-year-old girlfriend, Siobhan Russell, was found in the Herndon area with a fatal stab wound to her upper body.

The two were arguing in the boyfriend's home in the 12700 block of Magna Carta Road when the stabbing occurred, police said.

Police were contacted at about 4:30 p.m. by the young man's father, who was in the house at the time, Officer Ray Roberts said.

Roberts said the boyfriend is being charged as a juvenile, but he is expected to be charged as an adult.
The 17-year-old, reportedly a high school dropout, apparently tried to escape on his motorcycle, but an errant garage door got in the way, as you'll see at about 0:58 of the video below.

There's nothing at all funny about this story, so we won't even bother with the usual comical photo of an animal wearing clothes.


  1. Absolutely horrible. Even more insulting to her life is that he was charges as a juvenile. Tragic.

  2. Earlier I tried to leave a comment forwarning people about a serious threat in their community and it did not post. This is serious people. Look up dead person in herndon area or siobhan russell murder in at and see for yourselves. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE, NO MORE INNOCENT CHILDERN TURNED VICTIMS!!!


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