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BREAKING: Malicious wounding in Hybla Valley amended to murder charge

Chante Jones (photo via Fairfax County Police Department)

The Fairfax County Police Department announced that Chante Jones, 33, will be charged with second-degree murder after allegedly assaulting Michelle Huntley in June.

According to a police release, Huntley was found by a passerby at a bus stop in the 7900 block of Richmond Highway.

“She was taken to the hospital and succumbed to her injuries on June 26,” the release said. “Detectives located surveillance footage from several sources near the bus stop where the fatal assault occurred. An officer then spotted Jones on June 27 and took him into custody. At the time, Jones was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and held without bond.”

This afternoon, county police said that the results of an autopsy have led to the aggravated malicious wounding charge being amended to second degree murder.

Huntley, 63, was a person experiencing homelessness and was known in the community as Mama, ABC7 reported.

According to police:

Anyone who may have information about this assault is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option 2. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.