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.

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.

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