Saturday, August 20, 2011
A black man suspected in the deaths of his wife and her three children found in their burned apartment has been arrested in South Carolina
Newport News police said that John Moses Ragin, 36, was taken into custody after he called detectives to say he was in Manning, South Carolina. Police said that they were bringing Ragin back to Virginia after obtaining warrants for four counts of murder. Additional charges are pending. Police found four bodies when they were called to the family's apartment because of a fire. They have been identified as 32-year-old Crystal Ragin and her children, 15-year-old Sierra, 10-year-old Rasheed and 6-year-old Lakwan. Officials say that each suffered apparent knife wounds and exposure to the fire, but a medical examiner has yet to determine how each died.