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Man arrested for double murder in Pittsylvania County

Published: Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:42 AM EST
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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - CORRECTION: The victims were found dead after an arson fire at a mobile home along Old Mayfield Road.

EARLIER STORY: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a double murder from December 2021.

Omar Guevara-Rodriguez of Danville is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Onesimo Fermin Silva-Garcia and 33-year-old Victor Garcia-Mayorga. The brothers had been shot to death.

(L-R) Onesimo Fermin Silva Garcia & Victor Garcia Mayorga, Pittsylvania County murder victims
(L-R) Onesimo Fermin Silva Garcia & Victor Garcia Mayorga, Pittsylvania County murder victims(Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office)

The suspect is in custody in the Pittsylvania County Jail.

“I can tell you that it was a peaceful arrest, nothing out of the ordinary on it. We really don’t want to get into any of the details because it might impact his right to a fair trial,” explained Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Haskins

The victims were found dead after an arson fire in Pittsylvania County December 12 in a mobile home on West Prospect Road.

No information has been released about a possible motive.

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