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Man charged with killing parents in Va. in 2009

Thursday - 2/14/2013, 1:21pm  ET

TAZEWELL, Va. -- Tazewell County authorities have charged a man with killing his parents at a pizza restaurant in 2009.

Authorities announced Wednesday's arrest of 32-year-old Christopher Dean Looney of Belfast at a news conference Thursday.

Looney is charged with two counts of capital murder.

The bodies of Looney's father, 52-year-old Harvey Looney, and his mother, 48-year-old Valerie Looney, were found at a Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill in late March 2009.

Looney is being held at the Southwest Regional Jail in Tazewell.

Commonwealth's attorney Dennis Lee says the slayings have been a dark cloud over the community for almost four years.


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