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Woman charged with killing mom, sister appointed public defender

Megan Hargan, 35, staged the scene to look like a murder-suicide, say Fairfax County police.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- A woman charged with killing her mother and sister in their McLean home was appointed a public defender Wednesday.

Megan Hargan, 35, staged the scene to look like a murder-suicide, say Fairfax County police. She was arrested in West Virginia on November 2, 2018 after a 16-month investigation. She was extradited from West Virginia on Monday.

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Hargan is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony in the July 2017 fatal shooting of her mother, Pamela Hargan, 63, and sister Helen Hargan, 23.

Hargan’s next court hearing will be December 7 at 9 AM. Prosecutors asked the judge to plan for a four- week murder trial.

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