The wife, child and mother-in-law of a Double-A pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization were killed Tuesday in a small Virginia town, with police arresting the brother-in-law of right-hander Blake Bivens and charging him with three counts of first-degree homicide.
Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18 years old, of Keeling, Virginia, was arrested after a manhunt that dispatched dozens of police officers around the community near the Virginia-North Carolina border.
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Police said they did not know the motive for the killings. Bernard, who was naked at the time of his arrest, led authorities on a short on-foot chase. Police have not named the victims.
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