Welsh Again Charged in Double Homicide

Loudoun prosecutors have secured murder indictments against the suspect in the 2018 shooting deaths of Mala Manwani and her adult son, Rishi Manwani, at their home in Aldie.

Their bodies were discovered in their Tomey Court home on Jan. 31, 2018.

Bryan Kuang-Ming Welsh, 38, was initially charged with murder in the case in March 2018 year, but was released that August just before a preliminary hearing was scheduled in Loudoun District Court. At that time, prosecutors had dropped the charges after a ballistics report showed that nine bullets found at the crime scene did not match the gun found in Welsh’s possession.

Welsh remained the central suspect in the killings. Investigators believe the crime was drug related and that the firearm had been altered after the shootings.

While it is not known whether new evidence has been uncovered, the case was presented to a grand jury last week, resulting in indictments of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Welsh is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Nov. 4 for scheduling.