Las Vegas Cop Killers and 3 Other Murderous Couples

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Jerad and Amanda Miller's murderous crime spree began when they ambushed two Las Vegas cops inside a pizza buffet on Sunday before heading to a local Walmart where police said they then killed a civilian before taking their own lives.

The couple was "prepared for a lengthy gun battle," Second Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said. He said the couple, who had ties to anti-government groups, were armed with a shotgun and several handguns and backpacks stuffed with ammunition.

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Las Vegas Cop Killers Were Husband-Wife Team

They're not the first couple to go on a rampage together. Click through to see five other couples who also became partners in crime.

Logan McFarland and Angela Atwood

Logan McFarland and Angela Atwood were the subject of a five-day police pursuit for the New Year's Eve 2011 murder of an elderly couple in Mount Pleasant, Utah, and another attempted murder and the carjacking of a woman's vehicle.

The couple were spotted by a rancher in a plane checking on his cattle about 30 miles west of Wendover. He phoned police, who said the couple surrendered without incident.

McFarland was given a 56-year prison sentence earlier this year in Nevada for a kidnapping, robbery and botched carjacking at a casino, according to the Associated Press. He also faces murder charges in Utah. Atwood, who is also known by the surname Hill, was sentenced to 30 years in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to burglary, kidnapping and robbery in the shooting of a woman during an attempted carjacking, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

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John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch

The manhunt for the couple began on July 30, 2010 when McCluskey and two other inmates, Daniel Renwick and Tracy Province, escaped from Arizona State Prison. Officials said they got outside help from Welch, who was McCluskey's girlfriend and cousin.

The couple then led authorities on a three-week cross-country manhunt, leaving in their wake a string of robberies and the suspected murder of a New Mexico couple in their 60's. Their run came to an end when a forest ranger tipped off police. McCluskey and Welch were taken into custody near the town of Springerville, Ariz., near the border with New Mexico.

McCluskey was resting on a sleeping bag, according to authorities. Welch attempted to reach for a firearm, authorities said at the time, however she was immediately disarmed. McCluskey was sentenced to life plus 235 years earlier this month, while Welch was given a 40-year sentence.

George and Jennifer Hyatte

George Hyatte, who was two years into a 35-year sentence for assault and robbery convictions, was leaving the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston, Tenn., when he and his wife, Jennifer, made their daring daytime escape. Jennifer Hyatte ambushed two guards, killing one, as they led her husband from a courthouse hearing.

Called a modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" by authorities, the couple then fled the scene together in a Ford Explorer, according to reports at the time.

A SWAT team caught up with the Hyattes at a motel in Columbus, Ohio where they were taken into custody. The couple are now serving life sentences.

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