Crime/Justice

Crawford murder jury goes home
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Deliberations in the four-day trial of a Manassas man accused of killing his estranged wife have wrapped for the evening, when the jury announced to Judge Edward Hogshire that they haven't yet...
Jurors want to screen evidence again
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments The Charlottesville Circuit Courtroom was cleared of spectators tonight at 9:30 as jurors, now nearly four hours into their deliberations in the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, have...
Prosecution, defense rest in Crawford case
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments Less than 15 minutes into day four of the capital murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, the Commonwealth rested its case following admission of one last piece of evidence: an affadavit filed by...
Eerie similarities– minus the diapers
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
1 comments This week's case of the NASA astronaut who donned a diaper for a mad dash to allegedly kill or waylay a romantic rival bears eerie similarities to a 1990s case of another love-maddened maiden, one...
Sarah Crawford, the person, emerged yesterday
Published on Feb 8th, 2007
0 comments Details of a life cut short emerged yesterday in testimony from parents of shooting victim Sarah Crawford, on day three of the trial of her accused murderer. Just two years before her November 2004...
Crawford seemed “happy,” “normal”
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
0 comments In the days after Sarah Louise Crawford was shot in the chest and left dead or dying in the Quality Inn on Emmet Street, her husband, Anthony Dale Crawford, seemed "happy" and "normal" as he...
‘You’ll pay for this’
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
0 comments "You'll pay for this," an agitated Anthony Dale Crawford allegedly said to his wife as her parents helped her move out the Manassas apartment the couple shared. The chilling testimony in Mr....
Chip “DNA Dude” Harding runs for sheriff
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
1 comments Charlottesville Police Captain Chip Harding will announce his run as a Republican for Albemarle sheriff at a press conference Tuesday, February 13. Ed Robb, a former FBI undercover agent, is now...
Daughter wired Crawford money, officer says
Published on Feb 7th, 2007
0 comments Although her body showed signs of multiple injuries, a medical examiner testified this morning there's no mystery about how Sarah Louise Crawford died. "A gunshot wound is the cause of death," said...
Snow closes all… except murder trial
Published on Feb 6th, 2007
0 comments The snow began falling tonight on the west side of town (where these storms usually start) at about 7:25pm. By 8:30pm, the boys' YMCA basketball practice at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, just...
Brown paper packages tied up in… tape
Published on Feb 6th, 2007
0 comments Graphic photos, a blood-stained car seat, and a pair of woman's underpants were some of the nearly 60 exhibits introduced this morning as the murder trial of Anthony Dale Crawford entered its...
Crawford trial opens, sordidly
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
0 comments "We found a female body lying on a bed," testified Charlottesville police officer Lynn Childers this afternoon on the first day of the trial of Anthony Dale Crawford, the Manassas man who stands...
iPods stolen, lives ruined
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
3 comments Charlottesville police are investigating a rash of iPod thefts from cars, mostly in the UVA area. According to a release, the iPods have been left in plain view, and the perps are using rocks to...
Twice-accused Crawford goes on trial
Published on Feb 5th, 2007
3 comments In 1992, he beat back charges that he raped a previous wife. Today, he goes on trial for murder in Charlottesville, where he allegedly dumped his most recent wife's body. As detailed in this...
Juvey video bill falls
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
2 comments The Daily Progress reports this morning that the General Assembly bill supported by the father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare was defeated yesterday....
Revenge against Big Tobacco to taste less sweet
Published on Feb 1st, 2007
0 comments As lawmakers in Richmond grapple with the idea of banning indoor smoking, the tobacco industry is getting ready to take its ball and go home. The Associated Press has learned that Virginia's share...
Bomb scare dad to testify on bill
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
1 comments The father of one of the teens imprisoned last year during the Albemarle school bomb scare plans to testify tomorrow in Richmond in support of a bill that would ensure that all juveniles interrogated...
Madison-Greene Bar backs Downer
Published on Jan 30th, 2007
6 comments Lawyers in Greene and Madison counties gave a thumbs up to Charlottesville General District Court Judge Robert Downer to succeed Albemarle Circuit Court Judge Paul Peatross, who retires tomorrow....
‘Weak’ attacker fondles coeds
Published on Jan 29th, 2007
0 comments A white male with short dark hair, described by two would-be sexual assault victims as "weak," is being sought in attacks on women last night in the Corner district. While Police are not certain...
Meth dealers get nailed
Published on Jan 28th, 2007
1 comments U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon laid down the law on Thursday to 6 of the 20 Augusta and Rockingham County dealers accused of distributing more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine, the Harrisonburg...
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