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8th suspect in Hoyt Birge murder arrested

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 13:47:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The eighth suspect in the May 2017 murder of Hoyt Birge has been arrested.

A judge has indicted seven suspects accused of having a role in the murder of Hoyt Birge. 

Patrick Berrane, Paige Briggs, David Howard and Stanley West were all indicted on charges of first degree murder, two counts of kidnapping to inflict great bodily harm, and armed carjacking with a firearm.

Paige Vowell, Britteny Guthrie and Jesse Fox are all facing charges as accessories to the murder.

A warrant has now been signed for an 8th suspect in the murder, who has been identified by the courts as Vicki Strickland. 

The indictment asserts that the 34-year-old was involved in helping the four facing murder charges, but it is not clear how she was involved.