Video: Roy Hanthorn slays fellow Colorado fugitive Rhiannon VanTassell, kills himself
Rhiannon VanTassell's mom recently shared a Facebook plea in which she asked her Colorado Springs-based daughter to return home rather than remain on the run with Roy Hanthorn, a fugitive she'd allegedly chosen over her own child.
Big photos, video below.
A subsequent post suggested a happy ending might be in the offing. But unfortunately, things didn't work out that way. Yesterday, Hanthorn allegedly ended a police chase in Tulsa, Oklahoma by killing VanTassell and then himself. See photos, video and details below.
There are plenty of self-portraits on VanTassell's Facebook page, including one featuring a smile:
Hi this is Rhiannon's (RaeRae) mom, I got on her Facebook hoping, maybe u can help us out, her family. She is on the run, if we can locate her by this week, she won't be in trouble, the person she went with IS in trouble, that is why she is on the run, to be with him! Choosing him over her daughter who wants to see her and had a very special valentine gift for her. Her daughter threw her pics away of her and mom. She is so very hurt. We want to see her do good and get off papers. But now she might go back to prison. If your a friend and want to see her get thru this tell her to call her family and maybe being her friend you will help her get back.
|Another somber Facebook shot of Rhiannon VanTassell.|
Update: This is Rhiannons mom again, she saw her facebook and called me really mad that I wrote all that, so after a few phonecalls from her being upset, she finally calmed down and her and her boyfriend are going to get a hold of their po and see what they can do to get help and get back on track. I wish them both luck and hope they do it this time and get all this behind them. Thank you all for all the words you gave her, please be there for her when she goes back again and maybe we can get her thru all of this finally.That wasn't to be the case. By the end of March, both Hanthorn and VanTassell were listed among the most wanted fugitives in Colorado Springs.
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