Virginia agents apprehend ex-boyfriend in killings of mother, 3 children

Police say they have captured a suspect in the fatal shootings Friday of a mother and three children at a home in Virginia.

The bodies were discovered in the morning by police after they responded to a report of a disturbance at a home in Chester, south of Richmond.

Chesterfield County police identified the victims as JoAnna Cottle, 39, and her three children, Kaelyn Parson, 13; Kinsey Cottle, 4; and Jayson Cottle, 4.

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They later apprehended a suspect — Cottle’s former boyfriend, Jonah Adams, 35 — near his home in Waldorf, Maryland. In a news release, police said Adams is the father of Kinsey and Jayson Cottle.

Virginia agents have apprehended ex-boyfriend Jonah Adams in the killings of a mother and three children. Adams was arrested on four counts of murder and taken into custody in Maryland.

Virginia agents have apprehended ex-boyfriend Jonah Adams in the killings of a mother and three children. Adams was arrested on four counts of murder and taken into custody in Maryland.

Detectives have warrants for Adams on four counts of first-degree murder. Adams was apprehended by agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was in custody in Maryland.

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It was not immediately clear if Adams had retained an attorney to represent him. The case had not been entered into Maryland’s electronic court records system as of late Friday afternoon.

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