HookCast for February 15, 2007

Sarah Crawford's murder adjudicated, Sheriff Robb retires, Dreaming Isabelle wins, Robinsons go Supreme

ON THIS WEEK’S COVER: Charlottesville hands down a verdict in its first capital case in a decade. Sarah Crawford had shed 150 pounds and the man who'd terrorized her. But he found her. Now, he's facing two life terms for rape and murder plus 67 years for the other charges. Courteney Stuart tells the story of a woman killed, just when she was seeking her freedom from her husband, Anthony Dale Crawford.

ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Sheriff Robb retires Former FBI agent, and state senator Ed Robb will soon also be former Sheriff Ed Robb. One day later after that announcement, Charlottesville Police Captain Chip Harding, who spends much of his free time urging the state to compile DNA samples from criminals, tossed his hat in the ring for the job. The beer-serving Robinsons appeal It ain't over 'til it's over, and the long-running case of George and Elisa Robinson– sentenced in 2003 for eight years behind bars for serving beer at a teen party– want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lisa Provence has the story

Dreaming Isabelle wins Online Battle of the Bands. In conjunction with a company called Snocap, which wants to open music stores for every band in the universe, the Hook sponsored a contest. Who could get the most paid downloads. Well, the songs have been purchased, and the winner is Dreaming Isabelle.

Plus: • * Uber-banker Hovey Dabney dies * Pollstar names JPJ best new venue * City to open second farmer's market in Meade Park AND * John Whitehead says TV has failed us in covering the meaningless life and death of Anna Nicole Smith

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