Daughter, One Other Arrested in Death of DC Nurse

Sunday, Jun 1, 2014  |  Updated 6:56 AM EDT
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Nancy Mercer's daughter Alaina Mercer and her roommate Christina Brown are charged with her murder. Darcy Spencer reports from Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Darcy Spencer

Nancy Mercer's daughter Alaina Mercer and her roommate Christina Brown are charged with her murder. Darcy Spencer reports from Spotsylvania, Virginia.

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D.C. Nurse Nancy Mercer Was Targeted: Police

Deputies say 58-year-old nurse Nancy Mercer, whose death is being investigated as a homicide, was targeted. News4's Shomari Stone reports.
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The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two suspects in the homicide death of a D.C. nurse, including the arrest of the victim’s daughter.

Sheriff Roger L. Harris said Christina Brown, 25, and Alaina Mercer, 25, both of King George County, were arrested Friday evening and charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Nancy Mercer. Alaina Mercer is the daughter of the victim. 

The suspects are being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Nancy Mercer was found dead after she didn’t show up for work at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on May 18. Police have not released a motive in the death.

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