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Twins Charged with Murder after Deadly High-Speed Chase

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Booking photos for Ruslan (left) and Roman Glukhoy (Courtesy: Placer County Sheriff’s Office)


Twin, 19-year-old brothers were charged with murder Friday, stemming from a deadly crash during a high-speed chase through Antelope this week.

Roman and Ruslan Glukhoy allegedly slammed into a car Wednesday while trying to evade officers, killing 35-year-old Joe Luis Barriga-Tovar and his 14-year-old daughter, Anahi.

The Glukhoy brothers, along with 21-year-old Yuriy Merkushev, were wanted for an alleged burglary in Aurburn before leading authorities on a pursuit. Merkushev was initially with the twins, investigators say, but was not involved in the crash.


Booking photo for Yuriy Merkushev (Courtesy: Placer County Sheriff’s Office)

READ MORE: Chase Ends in Deadly Crash

The three men are charged with grand theft, assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, evading a peace officer and conspiracy. The Glukhoy brothers were also charged with two counts of murder.

Merkushev’s bail was set at $50,000, while bail was denied for the twins.

Doug Johnson will have a full report on FOX40 News at 5.

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