Crime/Justice

Search ends: As devastated parents grieve, hunt for killer intensifies
Published on Jan 26th, 2010
419 comments The missing Morgan poster and the main house at Anchorage Farm where a body was found. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT HISTORIC RESOURCES; After all the rain and high winds in recent days, 68-year-old North...
Bail denied: Jailed teen's team blames drug, immaturity
Published on Jan 25th, 2010
15 comments Family–- and alleged victims–- of Patrick Crider gathered at his bond hearing in Albemarle General District Court. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Patrick D. Crider, 18, the Western Albemarle...
UVA student allegedly murders dad
Published on Jan 20th, 2010
7 comments It happened in Henrico, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Moving Soering: Another baffling exit move by Kaine
Published on Jan 16th, 2010
59 comments Family members fear that Kaine's move will soon set Soering free. FILE PHOTOS BY LINDSAY BARNES, LANTERN BOOKS Just one week after announcing a new state park without tallying the full cost to...
Pool exposure: Meade Park masturbator gets jail time
Published on Jan 14th, 2010
30 comments Rule for exhibitionists: don't assume you'll get away with it. PHOTOS: COURTENEY STUART/CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Last summer, when Daniel Lee Bishop decided to masturbate in front of a mom at Meade...
House-scalping Tsaye Simpson pleads guilty
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
6 comments The 17-year-old whose seemingly miraculous survival as he piloted a stolen car through an 85 mile-per-hour chase along residential Rugby Road before catapulting through an occupied house, has pleaded...
Sex offender 'civil commitment' goes before Supreme Court
Published on Jan 13th, 2010
4 comments Civil commitment, the controversial practice of holding pedophiles and rapists beyond their jail terms for treatment to reduce their likelihood of further sex offenses, was heard January 12 by the U....
Doomed teen: Seemed hyped, non-violent to witness
Published on Jan 2nd, 2010
336 comments Greene County teen Colby W. Eppard died January 1 following a police chase which ended when he allegedly began shooting at officers. FACEBOOK PHOTO "I think that boy was gunned down and not given a...
Holiday heartache: Harringtons face Christmas without Morgan
Published on Dec 18th, 2009
56 comments Dan and Gil Harrington are facing the holidays without their daughter. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART "Today," says Dan Harringon, "I'm imagining that she did decide to leave, that she just started a...
Snap: Lot of tears
Published on Dec 18th, 2009
6 comments This is how the RV Lot, the place where people last interacted with Morgan Harrington, looked on Saturday, December 5.
Two charged: Decoy deer loses tail in sting
Published on Dec 17th, 2009
36 comments Sheriff Chip Harding, left, hopes embarrassment will deter illegal hunters, such as suspect Richard Todd Besecker, right. PHOTO COURTESY ALBEMARLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE An Albemarle Sheriff's Office decoy...
As expected, Minor refiles against Danielson
Published on Dec 16th, 2009
4 comments At least some of it isn't redacted. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER As expected, internet titan Halsey Minor has refiled his lawsuit against Lee Danielson, the developer of the stalled Landmark hotel, and...
Jury verdict: RSWA's star witness convicted of attempted extortion
Published on Dec 10th, 2009
56 comments Minutes before a jury found him guilty of attempted extortion, Richard Wade Kendrick, with family members behind him, waits for the verdict. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR A controversial government-backed...
Shemorry's farewell: Hitman-hiring husband gets 9.5 years
Published on Dec 9th, 2009
18 comments Patrick S. Shemorry in happier times with estranged wife Starla Knight. FACEBOOK PHOTO With his weeping mother looking on, former Charlottesville realtor Patrick S. Shemorry was sentenced Wednesday...
Driver on trial: Waste authority witness faces extortion charge
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
15 comments Richard W. Kendrick seen here in a January 1993 inmate photo. PHOTO COURTESY VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS The star witness in the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority lawsuit against recycling...
Glenmoregate: Grand jury indicts Comer
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
4 comments Will former country club prez Mike Comer plead guilty? NELSONCOUNTYLIFE.COM/ALBEMARLE POLICE An Albemarle grand jury indicted Michael D. Comer, the former Glenmore homeowners treasurer who...
In a baby's death, forgetful mom not prosecuted
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
8 comments Unlike Charlottesville prosecutors who pressed charges against the mother who accidentally, fatally left her child in a car all day, Roanoke has decided not to prosecute an eerily similar case....
Pelt Michaels? Climategate includes swipe at Pat
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
12 comments One scientist was so irked by global warming skeptic Pat Michaels that he ill-advisedly jotted an email expressing interest in slugging Michaels. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO The summit on global...
Ten red balloons-- and one's in Charlottesville!
Published on Dec 5th, 2009
32 comments Tony Carmadella, Phil Reiman, and Mark Swanstrom of DARPA stood outside all day at the Tonsler Park tennis courts waiting in the snow for balloon seekers. PHOTO BY KATIE HARTWELL Update 11:16pm...
Drugs and duplicity: Shemorry to be sentenced, blames hit-man
Published on Dec 2nd, 2009
2 comments Happier times: Patrick Shemorry and his wife, Starla. He was later tape-recorded ordering her killed. FACEBOOK PHOTO Former Charlottesville realtor Patrick S. Shemorry may have pleaded guilty to...
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