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Washington couple arrested for stuffing dead mother in crawlspace

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma man and wife accused of killing his mother and stuffing her body in the crawl space of her home were arrested Sunday in Miami.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports tips led police to arrest Thomas and Austa Bienville at a Greyhound bus station. They are wanted on a murder warrant in the death of Laurinda Mae Hughes whose body was found April 28 by police checking on her house.

The autopsy showed she had been hit in the head and shot in the chest. She worked at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and failed to show for work on April 16.

 

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