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Brother charged after Virginia woman’s body found in pool

September 3, 2018

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a man was charged with murder after his sister was found dead in an inflatable pool.

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release saying that deputies found the woman dead in the inflatable pool Saturday on the rear deck of a home.

Deputies determined that there had been a physical altercation at the home, where the woman lived. Another relative found her dead and called 911.

The Sheriff’s Office said the victim was 53-year-old Angie A. Walls of Warrenton. The cause of death is being investigated through a pending autopsy.

The news release said detectives charged her brother 51-year-old Ashton Dunlap Berry with first degree murder. He was being held without bond.

The public defender’s office didn’t immediately respond to a message left over the holiday weekend asking if one of its lawyers would represent Berry.

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