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Suspect Charged in Nelson County Murder

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The Nelson County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police are investigating a murder that happened around 6:00 Wednesday morning off Ball Mountain Road, north of Shipman.

When deputies got to the house, they found 42-year-old Amy Holden dead. The sheriff says her cause of death was not apparent.

A suspect, 39-year-old Francis Panal Quiros, was taken into custody at the scene.  Quiros has been charged with first degree murder.  He will have his first court hearing Thursday afternoon. He is scheduled to appear for an advisement hearing via video conference.

An autopsy on Amy Holden is scheduled for Thursday.

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