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Hayes woman pleads guilty in shooting deaths

A Hayes woman charged in connection with the December 2017 shooting deaths of Helga Marie Frost and Eleni Wright-Bonnette pleaded guilty to two counts of felony homicide in Gloucester Circuit Court on Monday. 

Amanda Kathryn Epps, 23, also pleaded guilty to using a firearm in committing a felony. Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw accepted her pleas and set her sentencing for March 11. 

In presenting the evidence against Epps, Gloucester Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Zwisohn said Epps drove with Kenneth Miller and Charley Riley to the Hayes home of the two victims on Dec. 11, 2017 with the intent to commit robbery. 

Epps and Miller had picked up Riley because Miller wanted to get a firearm from him. The three rode to Newport News and Epps took over behind the wheel. Zwisohn said Epps and Miller both knew there was going to be a robbery and the gun would be used just to scare the two victims.

Zwisohn said surveillance video from the home the two victims shared showed ...

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