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Man arrested for murder of 20-year-old woman in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Apr 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-15 16:37:55-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the April 5th homicide of 20-year-old Crystal Stevenson in Virginia Beach.

Stevenson was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound at a residence in the 1600 block of Gallery Avenue at 2:15 a.m. on April 5th.

Michael Frederick Hines

Michael Frederick Hines

Investigators determined that Stevenson was at a gathering when an altercation occurred. She was shot while trying to leave the residence.

Michael Frederick Hines, 22, was identified as a suspect after surveillance images with his picture were released to the public on Tuesday.

He has since been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.  He is currently being held without bond in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

Hines was arraigned in court on Wednesday afternoon.

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