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Woman charged in Danville double homicide could face death penalty

Amanda Willhite is charged with two counts of capital murder, first degree murder, and robbery. (Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) - A woman charged in a Danville double homicide could face the death penalty.

Amanda Willhite is charged with capital murder, first degree murder, and robbery in the deaths of Kelly Wrenn and Ashley Jones.

Wrenn and Jones were found dead January 8, 2017.

The Medical Examiner says the two women were stabbed to death.

Danville's Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Newman says he may seek the death penalty because Willhite is charged with capital murder.

"If someone is charged with Capital Murder, there's only two possible sentences. If they're convicted of capital murder you either get the death penalty or you get what is called Capital Life," Newman explained.

Willhite was found in North Carolina and arrested on unrelated drug charges on January 10, 2017 and has been in custody there.

Police connected her to the murders and say her extradition back to Virginia could take some time.

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