Crime/Justice

Transcript-gate: UVA law student waives, gets trial date
Published on Apr 12th, 2012
5 comments Joshua Peter Gomes, the former UVA law student and former fashion model charged with breaking into the university registrar's office, waived a preliminary hearing April 12, and will go to trial on...
Horn freed: Ex-County officer pleads guilty to assault
Published on Apr 10th, 2012
6 comments A former County police officer accused of rape has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery of an adult family member.Sean M. Horn, 42, who was most recently a reserve deputy with the...
Hoodie-clad man stands his ground
Published on Apr 3rd, 2012
5 comments Jim Simcoe took to the Downtown Mall to protest the death of Trayvon Martin– and the notion that freedom means no accountability. He cites Florida's stand-your-ground law, which allows deadly...
Texas tragedy: Missing toddler found dead near home
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
18 comments Update Saturday, March 31: "It is with extremely heavy hearts that we have to report that little Devon Davis’ body was located Saturday in a lake near his home," reads the message from Texas...
Innocent kid? Davis clemency petition inches toward governor
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
8 comments While Michael Hash recently was freed after a judge's ruling of police and prosecutorial misconduct, another Central Virginian controversially convicted as a teen remains in prison, waiting for his...
New law helps, not hurts, juveniles
Published on Mar 29th, 2012
0 comments The [March 8] Week in Review's "toughest on juveniles" paragraph was wildly inaccurate when it stated that the General Assembly passed a bill making the suspension and expulsion records of students...
The week in review
Published on Mar 28th, 2012
0 comments Hardest-fought terrain: The East side of McIntire Park. With a pedestrian bridge and the Meadowcreek Parkway bringing change, the golf-only terrain could be carved to include a botanical garden,...
Unlawful assembly? Capitol steps arrests raise key questions
Published on Mar 25th, 2012
27 comments You can eat lunch on the steps of the Capitol, but you can't protest there. Photos of gun-equipped riot officers massed at the seat of state government and arresting 30 protesters– mostly women...
Serial peeper gets three years... quickly
Published on Mar 23rd, 2012
9 comments   Related stories: • Serial peeper: Man who inspired 3x law arrested again • Jury Finds Charlottesville Man Guilty of Peeping at UVa Students James Stearn, the man who inspired the General...
Stressed and out: City spokesman resigns after bid-rigging investigation
Published on Mar 22nd, 2012
103 comments Rob Schilling has long railed against an allegedly fortress-like atmosphere in City Hall, one that allegedly kept him in the dark even while an elected member of City Council. But, on March 21, less...
The Death Look: Donna Britt rages for a reason
Published on Mar 21st, 2012
12 comments Former Washington Post columnist Donna Britt has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. So why, in her household with three healthy sons and a husband, is such an acclaimed writer the one walking the...
Russell's victory: Campus crime bill becomes law
Published on Mar 20th, 2012
3 comments Related stories • Unsilenced: How this mother fought to protect her daughter... and yours • Long gone: How UVA lost Pat Collins • How UVA turns its back on rape After several years spent fighting...
Free man: Michael Hash out on bond
Published on Mar 14th, 2012
12 comments Related story: Chip Harding: Sheriff made hash of case against Hash. Less than a month after a federal judge tossed the capital murder conviction of Michael Wayne Hash, who served a dozen years in...
Hotel death: What happened at the Red Roof Inn?
Published on Mar 12th, 2012
4 comments Six weeks after a woman was found dead in a Charlottesville hotel room with her companion barely clinging to life, details are finally emerging about the tragedy that claimed the life of "a beautiful...
St. Maarten Café sign stolen
Published on Mar 6th, 2012
15 comments Just a week before the planned re-opening of St. Maarten Café on the Corner, which closed abruptly at the end of January after 26 years, more trouble has struck. On the night of March 5, the massive...
Double-dipping? Man decries rougher justice for black workers
Published on Mar 6th, 2012
38 comments Butch Wells was bothered when he learned that a former employee of his may have been collecting unemployment benefits during the 18 months she earned a paycheck from him. What intensifies his anger...
Murder arrest: Charlottesville woman nabbed in Norfolk
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
49 comments Police investigating the suspicious death of a man on Fairway Avenue have announced that a suspect, a Charlottesville woman, has been nabbed in Norfolk. Forty-seven-year-old Wanda Maria Turner, a...
30 arrests: Ultrasound protest brings riot police to Capitol
Published on Mar 3rd, 2012
80 comments A grassroots protest of a controversial women's health care bill recently approved by the state Senate brought hundreds to the state Capitol grounds in Richmond March 3 and ended with the arrest of...
Huguely's violence: UVA victim wants emphasis off alcohol
Published on Mar 2nd, 2012
225 comments Related stories • 'I harmed you': 21 years, 12 steps later, rape apology backfires • Bombshell dropped as Beebe pleads • Victims' legacy? UVA overhauls sexual assault policy • Unsilenced: How this...
Chip Harding: Sheriff made hash of case against Hash
Published on Feb 29th, 2012
7 comments The Albemarle County sheriff has uncovered a scandal that's rocking the state, a questionable capital murder conviction in Culpeper. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, with the assistance of the Progress,...