SHE TOLD POLICE HER DAD AND FIANCE DIED IN A NAIL GUN MALFUNCTION. THEN ADMITTED SHE SHOT BOTH.

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Mar. 2 2021, Published 12:43 p.m. ET

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 A West Virginia woman is accused of murdering her father and fiancé after initially claiming it was a nail gun malfunction, according to an arrest report. 

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Hillary Dennison, 27, was charged with two counts of murder. She is being held in a West Virginia jail as a magistrate can not set bond on murder counts. 

On Feb. 27, police responded to a home in Williamstown where two people were dead. The victims were identified as Harold Dennison, 62, and Beau Wasmer, 26. 

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Hillary Dennison first told police that a nail gun malfunctioned, causing the injuries, according to a criminal complaint. 

Later she admitted that she shot at Harold Dennison and killed both her dad and Beau, her fiancé. 

Police found evidence at the scene to confirm it was a gunshot from a pistol that killed the victims, according to the criminal complaint. Witness said they also saw Hillary Dennison trying to give aid to the two men after the shooting. 

Officers also found a second magazine on Hillary Dennison when she was arrested, according to the criminal complaint. 

She faces life in prison if convicted. 

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