Double murder suspect denied bond

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A man charged in connection to a weekend double murder was denied bond in Richmond court Wednesday morning.

Dennis Moore, 36, appeared before a judge via video of surveillance after turning himself into police Tuesday. Moore, who was described by police as armed and dangerous, was wanted for Saturday’s double homicide at the Buttonwood Apartments along the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

Moore is charged with felony breaking and entering and felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police say more charges are expected. He has a March 24th court date.

Saturday Double Homicide

Officers responded to the apartments around 3 a.m. Saturday for reports of a man down. Police arrived and found 40-year-old Cory J. Holmes lying in an interior hallway at the complex with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators continued to search the complex and found 39-year-old Marquetta Y. Harris inside one of the units suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Paramedics took her to VCU Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.

Police Chief Alfred Durham told CBS 6 officers also found a preschool-aged girl inside the apartment with the wounded woman.

“I spoke with her, but she’s not saying anything, she looks to be about two to three years old,” Durham said.

The girl was not hurt.

“Unfortunately it’s a rough start to the year,” said Durham.

There have been 12 homicides so far in Richmond. There were two at the same time last year.

Detectives are following strong leads in the case and ask anyone with information is asked to either call Major Crime Detective Conrad Simms at 804-646-0712 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.