Jan 3, 2010 9:17 AM by Associated Press

Police nab man in Thanksgiving killings of 4

Police say a tip to the TV show "America's Most Wanted" has led to the capture of a Florida man suspected of gunning down four family members at a Thanksgiving dinner.

Jupiter Police Sgt. Scott Pascarella said Paul Merhige was arrested Saturday night by U.S. Marshals and Monroe County Sheriff's deputies in a motel in the Florida Keys.

Merhige has been the subject of a massive manhunt that included a $100,000 reward. He is accused of killing his twin sisters, 79-year-old aunt and 6-year-old cousin at a family gathering in Jupiter, an affluent community about 90 miles north of Miami.

Police say he faces four counts of first-degree murder.

Authorities said Merhige checked into the motel Dec. 2, using a false name and address. He had the same car that had been a key part of the manhunt, but police say it was covered.


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