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Arrest made in weekend murder case

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A woman suspected of murder was on the loose less than 24-hours after the crime.

Welch Police were called to the scene of what was a reported domestic dispute on Central Avenue in Welch on Saturday, March 2 at around 8 p.m.  When they arrived, they found Billy Haney, Jr, 34, of Welch was dead at the home.  He had apparently been stabbed.

On Sunday, March 3, Welch Police Chief and two other officer arrested Shonna Riffe, 42, of Welch.  She is charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Haney.  State Police troopers with the Welch Detachment assisted in the investigation.

Riffe is being held in the Welch holding facility on a $500,000 bond.  She will be arraigned and transferred to the Southern Regional Jail.