Crime/Justice

Seccuro speaks out on violence at UVA
Published on Jun 1st, 2010
49 comments In a May 27 op-ed on the Huffington Post, UVA alum Liz Seccuro, whose 1984 sexual assault in a fraternity house and her assailant's apology sent 22 years later made international news, weighs in on...
Alcohol charge dooms QB Lalich's rebound
Published on May 31st, 2010
13 comments Peter Lalich's woes started with a simple underage alcohol purchase. PHOTO BY VIRGINIASPORTS.COM Although tossed out of UVA's football program, Peter Lalich's original infraction–- buying...
Granny scam: Local woman bilked out of $4K
Published on May 28th, 2010
15 comments Betty Paine says she was the "perfect patsy." PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Betty Paine has no qualms about telling people how she fell "hook, line and sinker" for a scam that cost her $4,000. What she...
Face-off: Casteen to fight Cuccinelli climate inquest
Published on May 27th, 2010
81 comments Casteen vows to fight Cuccinelli's inquest. FILE PHOTOS BY LISA PROVENCE, CUCCINELLI CAMPAIGN Lamenting that the controversial climate inquest launched last month by Virginia Attorney General Ken...
Man's employment, dating prospects dim
Published on May 26th, 2010
17 comments The Staunton newspaper reports that a twice-convicted sex offender working at Perdue Farms Inc. in Bridgewater has now been charged with "sexting" a teen.
Snap: Death penalty protest on High Street
Published on May 24th, 2010
11 comments Protesters gathered Thursday in front of the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Citizens unhappy about the then-impending execution of convicted murderer Darick Walker...
Casteen's final: Good, evil, Love, and 134 buildings
Published on May 24th, 2010
92 comments John Casteen bestowed degrees at his last graduation as president of the University of Virginia. PHOTO BY DAN ADDISON/UVA PUBLIC AFFAIRS After a 20-year tenure, the final exercises May 23 couldn't...
Yeardley and 'Fuguely': Post covers their final days
Published on May 23rd, 2010
13 comments With family and friends of the couple mostly circling wagons in silence, the Washington Post has managed to tie together the newspaper's copious reports on the late Yeardley Love and the violence-...
Push back: Mitchell hearing delayed indefinitely
Published on May 21st, 2010
78 comments Artist Gerry Mitchell, one year after the crosswalk incident. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER A hearing scheduled for Friday, May 21, in Gerry Mitchell's $850,000 suit against the City of Charlottesville...
100mph chase in Fluvanna collars suspects w/o death
Published on May 21st, 2010
11 comments Unlike a recent police pursuit in Richmond that killed an innocent bystander, a 100mph chase in Fluvanna reportedly reined in some burglary suspects without death or injury. Recent pursuits in...
Suspect in trailer park slaying arrested
Published on May 20th, 2010
5 comments Demonte Marquis Burgess. MUGSHOT COURTESY CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Police have arrested Demonte Marquis Burgess, 19, for the January 22 shooting that killed Miguel Lugio Salazar, 32, and wounded...
Biker's death: City driver cleared in fatal accident
Published on May 18th, 2010
60 comments Matt King, right, was an avid athlete working on his Ph.D. in mathematics. PHOTO COURTESY CROSSFIT CHARLOTTESVILLE The driver of a Charlottesville City waste water truck will not be charged in the...
Sovereign immunity: City to argue for dismissal of Mitchell crosswalk case
Published on May 18th, 2010
20 comments Artist Gerry Mitchell, one year after the crosswalk incident. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER In November 2007, wheelchair-bound pedestrian Gerry Mitchell was tossed into the street when he was struck in...
Slaying fallout: UVA, Casteen, lacrosse weathering a PR nightmare
Published on May 17th, 2010
158 comments UVA President John Casteen, Allen Groves, Craig Littlepage and Patricia Lampkin held a press conference two days after Yeardley Love's death. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER On May 2, the University of...
Campus violence: jealousy, stress, sexual aggression leading causes, says report
Published on May 13th, 2010
40 comments A newly released federal study on campus violence finds that most attackers are men, and that most attacks are against "intimate partners." PHOTO UVA SPORTS/POLICE In the wake of the Virginia Tech...
Gym suit: McIntire Park deal draws litigation from fitness firms
Published on May 12th, 2010
69 comments The proposed Y. COURTESY VMDO ARCHITECTS The local "Y" just can't seem to find a break. First, the Piedmont Virginia YMCA got embroiled in an acrimonious battle launched by a City Council decision...
Dangerous rage? What compelled Huguely to attack?
Published on May 11th, 2010
71 comments George Huguely on the field and behind bars. What compelled his rage? UVA SPORTS/POLICE PHOTO Papa loved mama Mama loved men Mama's in the graveyard Papa's in the pen –Carl Sandburg Why would...
Murder at UVA: George Huguely, Yeardley Love, and Lacrosse's Worst Case Scenario
Published on May 11th, 2010
251 comments Yeardley Love and George Huguely. UVA SPORTS Imagine the families. Chevy Chase, Maryland and Cockeysville, Maryland are only about an hour apart. George Huguely and Yeardley Love had been dating for...
Playing defense: Legal eagles prognosticate on Huguely strategy
Published on May 10th, 2010
59 comments Defense attorney Francis McQ. Lawrence, with partner Rhonda Quagliana, faces the media horde after client George Huguely's first court appearance. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE George Wesley Huguely V is...
Grief follows tragedy for UVA Lacrosse coach
Published on May 7th, 2010
16 comments The father of UVA lacrosse coach Dom Starsia reportedly died this morning at the age of 86, according to the Daily Progress. The death of his father, Dominic Joseph Starsia, adds another layer of...