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Wyoming County woman killed during robbery

PINEVILLE, W.Va. -- Police have captured a suspect wanted in the slaying of a Wyoming County woman during a robbery.The Wyoming County Sheriff's Department tells media outlets that 20-year-old John New of Briar Creek was arrested Wednesday morning in Mingo County. New is charged with first-degree murder, grand larceny and daytime robbery.Police say 60-year-old Elaine Birchfield of Brenton was killed Tuesday evening after she came home and interrupted a robbery. Birchfield's truck was taken from the scene.Gilbert police officers saw the truck Wednesday morning, stopped it and arrested New.
The cause of Birchfield's death hasn't been released.Birchfield was a school bus driver whose route served Huff Consolidated School.Wyoming County Schools Superintendent Frank Blackwell says grief counselors are at the school Wednesday. 
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