Stabber goes home

Andrew Alston's summer vacation begins on the June 21 solstice, the longest day of the year, when he walks out of prison today after serving not-quite three years for knifing to death 22-year-old firefighter Walker Sisk November 3, 2003, in a drunken encounter on the Corner.

The former UVA student heads to Pennsylvania, where his family lives in Lower Gwynedd near Philadelphia, for his court-ordered probation– though he's appealing that. And Sisks' parents have been awaiting his release so they can slap him with a $3-million civil suit.