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Third person convicted in Hayes double homicide

The third person charged in connection with the shooting deaths of two Hayes women in December 2017 pleaded guilty to the charges against him Monday in Gloucester Circuit Court.

Charley L. Riley, 27, of Topping pleaded guilty to two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the murders of Helga Marie Frost, 29, and Eleni Gabrielle Wright-Bonnette, 24. He faces up to five years incarceration on each of the charges.

Kenneth R. Miller, 40, of Hayes was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the double homicide in October of last year. He was also found guilty of two counts of robbery and two counts of use of a firearm.

In court Monday, Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith said Miller called Riley in December 2017, saying he wanted to buy a .357 handgun that Riley had shown him. 

Riley gave Miller the gun and was with him on Dec. 11, 2017, along with Amanda K. Epps, 23, of Hayes, when the trio drove to the home of the victims on Bellehaven Drive....

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