Marilyn M. Bandera
Marilyn McCarthy Bandera (September 8, 1946 – March 18, 1992) was a 45-year-old businesswoman who was stabbed to death in her home at 6405 10th Street in the Belle Haven area of Alexandria by Mack Reaves, III on March 18, 1992
Marilyn McCarthy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Rumford, Maine, one of three daughters of attorney William E. McCarthy and his schoolteacher wife Helen. McCarthy graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in mathematics and worked for the Air Force as a cartographer.
In 1970, Bandera moved to Alexandria and would later open two stores named Canvas Cutters in Old Town Alexandria.
Bandera was married to John A. Bandera, with whom she had three children: son John Derek and daughters Nicole and Bethany.
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