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UPDATE: Explosives found at Va. slaying suspect home

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APPOMATTOX, Va. (WKOW) -- Bomb technicians say they have found a "multitude" of explosive devices at the home of a Virginia man suspected in the deaths of eight people Tuesday.

Experts spent the morning detonating the devices to make them safe and there is no indication any of them exploded on their own.

Christopher Bryan Speight surrendered early Wednesday and despite the fact he had no weapons on him, police were concerned he had rigged his own home with explosives.

Police found four bodies outside Speight's house and three others inside. An eighth victim was found in the road nearby. He died later at an area hospital.

At this time, investigators have not disclosed how Speight knew the victims, if at all, or what his motive may have been.


APPOMATTOX, Va. (WKOW) -- Investigators say there may still be explosive devices in or around a house where the bodies of seven people were found Tuesday.

Authorities are sending in bomb technicians to check out the scene and disarm any harmful materials.

Police say the suspect, 39-year-old Christopher Speight, was wearing a bulletproof vest when he surrendered Wednesday morning after spending the night in the woods. Speight was wearing a black sweat shirt and camouflage pants when authorities put him in a sheriff's car at state police headquarters.

Authorities are still unsure about the motive for the shootings or how the victim and alleged shooter were connected.


APPOMATTOX, Va. (WKOW) -- The suspect in a shooting rampage in Virginia that left eight people dead is in custody Wednesday, after surrendering to police.

Authorities spent the night searching for the suspect, 39-year-old Christopher Speight in the area around the home where some of the victims were found.

Police found three bodies inside the home in Appomattox and four other victims lying outside Tuesday. Another man who was found injured along a nearby roadway later died. All were adults.

At this time, state police will not speculate on a motive.

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