Two more charged in connection to Isle of Wight double murder

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WVEC) -- Two more people are facing charges in connection with the slayings of an elderly woman and her son in Isle of Wight County.

On Wednesday, Sharon Galvin of Smithfield was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and obstruction of justice. She was released on bond.

A 17-year-old girl with the same address as Galvin was also detained. She is facing gun and stolen property charges.

The Sheriff's Office said that on September 23, deputies were called to the 4000 block of Ennisdale Dr. for a residential burglary.

Sheriff Mark A. Marshall said family members became concerned when they had not heard from 80-year-old Nancy Starnes and her son, 58-year-old Kenneth Starnes. The contacted deputies after they went to the home and saw what appeared to be a forced entry into the residence. Sheriff Marshall said several items were also gone from the home.

“Multiple items that may have been taken from the residence are televisions, a number of guns -- pistols as well as long rifles -- credit cards, and some cash,” said Marshall.

As investigators made their way further into the home, they discovered the bodies of both Nancy and Kenneth. Sheriff Marshall said he was shocked by the age and of the victims, and fact that they were in their home when the crimes occurred.

Kareem Mitchell and Richard Holmes were previously arrested and are each facing numerous charges, including murder and grand larceny.

If you have any information, call the Sheriff's Office at (757) 357-2151 or contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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