Va. Circuit Court judge sentences man to 48 years for murders of Lyon sisters

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LyonSisters Montgomery County policePhotos of sisters Sheila Lyon, 12, and Katherine Lyon, 10, before their disappearance in 1975. COURTESY PHOTOS  Bedford County Circuit Court Judge James W. Updike Jr. sentenced a man to 48 years for the murders of two young girls who disappeared from Montgomery County in 1975, according to court records.

Lloyd Lee Welch pleaded guilty to the first-degree murders he committed March 25, 1975, of sisters Sheila Mary Lyon, 12, and Katherine Mary Lyon, 10, according to court records.


Police nab fifth suspect in Gaithersburg homicide

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Jose Coreas VenturaJose Coreas Ventura. FILE PHOTO  

Police arrested a fifth suspect March 28 in connection with a Gaithersburg homicide that occurred in June, said a Montgomery County Police spokesperson.

Montgomery County Police had an outstanding arrest warrant for Jose Coreas Ventura, 20, in connection with the homicide of Christian Antonio Villagran-Morales in Gaithersburg, when Bedford County Police took him to the Sheriff’s office March 28, spokesperson Officer Rick Goodale said.

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