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'Bonnie and Clyde' Couple Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

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The real-life Bonnie and Clyde were known primarily for their robbing sprees, but it seems that any time a couple commits a string of crimes together they're nicknamed after the famous duo by the media (curse you, the media). This time, the moniker refers to Joseph Pedersen, 31, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 24, a couple that was taken into custody on suspicion of one murder and two disappearances, according to KTLA.

The two are thought to be linked to the murder of Pedersen's mother, who was found bound, with a blood-soaked pillow over her head and a sword lying nearby. They're also suspected of being involved in the disappearance of Pederson's father, who's missing, as well as the death of a teenager from Oregon, whose car they were later seen driving.

Pederson and Grigsby were apprehended by a highway patrol officer near Sacramento at about 1:00 p.m., and were taken into custody in Chico.

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