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158. Pam and Helen Hargan - Murder Suicide?

158. Pam and Helen Hargan - Murder Suicide?

Update: 2023-04-034


*this case involves discussion of suicide*

On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the murder-suicide of mom and daughter, Pam and Helen Hargan. But was it really?

Case Sources:, “Police: Daughter Kills Mom, Self in McLean; Child Safe,” July 14, 2017, updated July 15, 2017, “Victim’s Boyfriend Gives Emotional Testimony in Murder-Suicide Hoax Trial,” by Julie Carey, March 9, 2022, “Virginia Woman Found Guilty of Killing Mother, Sister to Get New Trial,” by Julie Carey, November 9, 2022, “Police investigate 2 dead bodies found in McLean home,” by Jennifer Ortiz, July 15, 2017, “McLean mother-daughter ‘murder-suicide’ may be a double murder,” by Peggy Fox, November 15, 2017, updated November 16, 2017, “Fairfax judge vacates double murder conviction of woman accused of killing mom and sister for money,” by Bruce Leshan, November 9, 2022, 48 hours, “Odd crime scene leads to conflicting theories about the shooting deaths of Pam and Helen Hargan,”by CBS News, updated on November 10, 2022, “Defense theory: Shooter used her toe to pull the trigger,” by Lauren A. White, November 10, 2022, “Woman found guilty of murder after staging 2017 murder-suicide scene in Fairfax County,” by FOX 5 DC Digital Team, March 28, 2022, “Conviction Overturned for Woman Who Allegedly Killed Mom and Sister with a Rifle and Rearranged Their Bodies in Effort to Stage Slayings as Murder-Suicide,” by Colin Kalmbacher, November 10, 2022, “Murder-Suicide or Cold-Blooded Killing? Inside a Woman’s Alleged Plot to Kill Her Mom and Sister,” by KC Baker, February 6, 2020, “Where is Megan Hargan now? Charges explored ahead of new CBS 48 Hours episode,” by Nikita Mahato, October 1, 2022, “Va. Jury sentences woman to life in prison for killing mother, sister,” by Justin Jouvenal, March 28, 2022

Abc13 news,, “Police: Woman shoots mother, then herself in McLean home in 

apparent murder-suicide,” by Tom Roussey, July 14, 2017, “Virginia Woman On Trial In Mother, Sister’s Killings, Allegedy Staged Slayings as Murder-Suicide,” by Dorian Geiger, March 11, 2002, “Judge Vacates Conviction of Virginia Woman Found Guilty of Murdering Mother, Sister,” by Jax Miller, November 10, 2022, “Murder-Suicides Reach Record High,” by Khaleda Rahman, March 9, 2023, “Daughter Mad At Mom For Not Sending $400K Kills Her & Younger Sister, Stages Scene to Look Like Murder-Suicide,” by Jacquelyn Gray, March 28, 2022, “Aunt of woman who is standing trial for the murder of her mother and 

sister in a staged murder-suicide says she ‘feels sick every day’ and fears her niece’s final moments were ‘horrific,’” by Erica Tempesta, March 8, 2022

Fairfax County Police Department News, “Double Murder Suspect Arrives in Virginia; Arraignment set for Wednesday,” by FCPD Public Affairs Bureau, November 19, 2018, “McLean, Virginia”

U.S. Census Bureau, McLean, Virginia, “Biography, Pamela D. Hansen Hargan, Vice President for Human Resources and Communications, Sandia National Laboratories”

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Comments (2)

Jackie Hinkley

There's a Cheesecake Factory in Boise!

May 8th

Brandy E

"Girls screaming and wailing when they find out the news about their mom and sister..(yelling)"Try it free for 30 days" What?!? I hate how the commercials always cut right into the story.

Apr 10th








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158. Pam and Helen Hargan - Murder Suicide?

158. Pam and Helen Hargan - Murder Suicide?