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Man charged with kidnapping two girls after their mother was killed

From Reuters - January 4, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A man suspected of abducting two girls from an Austin, Texas-area home, where their mother was found dead, has been arrested in Colorado and charged with kidnapping, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.

A multi-state manhunt was launched after the girls mother Tonya Bates was found beaten to death over the weekend, police in the Austin suburb of Round Rock said.

The U.S. Attorneys Office for the Western District of Texas said that a federal complaint unsealed at a U.S. court in Austin charged Terry Miles, 44, a roommate of Bates, with kidnapping the girls, aged 7 and 14.

Round Rock police said Miles was a person of interest in Bates death and would be brought back to Texas.

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