Third arrest made in July murder of Ft. Eustis soldier’s wife

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A third arrest has been made in the July murder of a James City County woman.

Dana Patterson Mackay, 42, was found dead inside her home in the 100 block of Teal Way in the Season’s Trace area on July 27th.

Dana’s husband, John Wayne Mackay, 42, and his mistress, Nicole Michelle Houchin, 35, were both arrested on July 29th and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and first degree murder.

It was revealed that the two conspired to kill Dana with Nicole Houchin’s husband, Nace Eugene Houchin Jr. for $20,000.

Nace Houchin was arrested on November 15th and also charged conspiracy to commit murder and first degree murder.

Nace is a Specialist in the US Army stationed at Ft Eustis. John Mackay is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army stationed at Ft Eustis.

Previous stories:

Murder case against Ft. Eustis soldier moves forward

Man behind bars after being accused of stealing vehicle, destroying police car

Court Documents: Ft. Eustis wife was ‘stabbed repeatedly in the face’

Body language expert analyzes Ft. Eustis soldier charged in wife’s murder

Update: Fort Eustis soldier confesses to plotting with mistress to murder wife

Ft. Eustis staff sergeant, mistress charged in wife’s murder


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