The Washington Post

Man charged in Alexandria killing


A man has been arrested and charged in the slaying of an Alexandria woman.

Local police said Tuesday that they arrested David Cunningham, 40, of Alexandria, and charged him with seconddegr­ee murder. He is being held without bond.

It was not known whether he has a lawyer.

Cunningham is charged in the Dec. 7 killing of Melia Jones, 23, of Alexandria. Police said Jones was found dead about 2:40 p.m. in her apartment on South Van Dorn Street.

Her death was ruled a homicide the next day by the medical examiner; disclosure of the cause and manner of her death is still pending.

The case remains under investigat­ion.

— Dana Hedgpeth and Rachel Weiner

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