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Virginia Man Accused Of Killing His 7-Months-Pregnant Girlfriend, Sheriff Says

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Source: Southwest Virginia Regional Jail; UNSPLASH

Oct. 25 2022, Published 4:20 p.m. ET

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A suspect was arrested after he was accused of killing his seven-months-pregnant girlfriend at her home in Virginia, authorities said.

On Oct. 22, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was requested to do a wellbeing check on Amber Compton, 35, WVVA reported.

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According to the sheriff’s office, when deputies went to Compton’s home in Vansant, they discovered the expectant mother dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Police investigating Compton’s death obtained a first-degree murder warrant for the victim’s boyfriend, 38-year-old Dustin Barret Owens.


Police arrested Owens at his residence on Oct. 23, and he was booked without bond into the Haysi Regional Jail.

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The investigation into the murder is ongoing, and the sheriff’s office expected additional charges would be filed. A motive has not been released.

WCYB reported both the victim and suspect were employed with the Virginia Department of Corrections Keen Mountain Facility.


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