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Tazewell County authorities arrest son in Pizza Plus murders

By Tarah Taylor
Published On: Feb 14 2013 09:23:29 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 14 2013 05:15:03 PM CST
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TAZEWELL COUNTY, Va. -

Tazewell County, Virginia Sheriff's Department says they arrested 32-year-old Christopher Dean Looney in connection with the death of his parents Harvey and Valerie Looney.

At a press conference Thursday morning, authorities said Looney did not turn himself in and that the death penalty is possible in this case. They charged Christopher Looney with two counts of capital murder.

Authorities say Harvey and Valerie Looney were murdered while working at Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill. They also said the victims had several injuries.

Since 2009, those were the only details the department released about what happened on March 30th 2009. Sheriff Brian Hieatt said the case was never forgotten and that he put new efforts into the investigation once he was elected.

Authorities say Christopher was the only son of the Harvey and Valerie. They added the couple was murdered the day before their 29th anniversary.