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Posted on Sunday, Jan. 03, 2010
Police apprehend Paul Merhige — Thanksgiving Day murder suspect — in Keys
By CAMMY CLARK AND SERGIO BUSTOS crline cclark@MiamiHerald.com
Paul Michael Merhige, accused of killing four relatives on Thanksgiving Day in Palm Beach County, was tapping the keyboard of a computer in a Keys motel room late Saturday when police officers burst through the door and took him into custody, authorities said.
On Sunday morning, he was denied bond and sent to the Palm Beach County Jail to await his next court appearance. He faces four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
His arrest late Saturday night marked the end of an intense 38-day manhunt by Palm Beach County and federal authorities who got a tip from a Keys motel owner who had been watching a preview of an upcoming story about the murders on the television show America’s Most Wanted.