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KG women arrested in connection with Spotsy slaying

With the help of the King George Sheriff’s Office, two King George women have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular Spotsylvania nurse on May 17. One of the women arrested is the daughter of the victim.

Christina Brown, 25, and Alaina Mercer, 25, have been charged with the fatal shooting of Nancy Lynne Mercer, 60. The elder Mercer was a nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Her body was found at her home in Spotsylvania on May 18 when worried Hospital officials contacted authorities after she failed to show up for her shift.

After an extensive investigation by sheriff’s officers, Brown and Mercer were charged Friday with felony conspiracy to commit murder after they were arrested in King George County. The two women, who were recently married in a ceremony in Washington, DC, were living in Brown’s townhouse on Angel Court off of Faith Drive in King George.

They were arrested by sheriff’s officers at a location on Inaugural Drive near Route 3 in King George after a brief attempt to evade capture Friday.  King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey said, “We provided support to Spotsylvania officers. They did all of the work.”

Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger Harris expressed his appreciation to the King George Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A gun owned by one of the suspects was identified as the murder weapon, authorities said.

“In working together and utilizing the force multiplier of local, federal and state resources, we are able to bring this case to a successful conclusion and bring the suspects to justice,” Sheriff Harris said.
Lynne Mercer was the mother of six children, according to authorities. Her relationship with her daughter had become strained in recent months, officers said. Both suspects in the murder are being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail as the investigation into the case continues.


— Richard Leggitt

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