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27-year-old woman suspected in two Valley murder cases arrested

Apr 9, 2023, 9:03 AM | Updated: Apr 10, 2023, 8:54 am

Kathryn Hansen (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Kathryn Hansen (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — A 27-year-old woman accused in two Valley murders was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Kathryn “Katie” Hansen was booked on first-degree murder charges of 32-year-old Keith Emmons, the Mesa Police Department said in a press release.

Emmons was found with gunshot wounds on Feb. 7 around 2 a.m. at a residence near Sossaman Road and Southern Avenue. Police said witnesses identified Hansen as the suspect.

The Phoenix Police Department informed Mesa Police about a lead and possible location on Friday, and Hansen was taken into custody soon after.

Hansen also faces charges of first-degree murder during a crime and armed robbery.

Police said 41-year-old Aaron Byous was fatally shot inside a home near 16th Street and Union Hills Drive on Jan. 29.

“We hope this arrest brings some peace and closure to the Emmons family,” Mesa police said in the release.

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27-year-old woman suspected in two Valley murder cases arrested