Crime/Justice

Death penalty may nab accomplices
Published on Jan 27th, 2007
2 comments Virginia is on the verge of significantly expanding the pool of criminals eligible for the death penalty after a flurry of activity in the state legislature earlier this week. The new inductees...
‘Smoke bomb’ sequel in Tennessee?
Published on Jan 26th, 2007
1 comments In rural Dunlap, Tennessee, six teenage girls were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide on Wednesday night after school officials discovered a list of 300 names in a...
Alleged killer Tinsley finally moving toward trial
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
1 comments The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg is revealing details of the ongoing case against Kenneth Maurice Tinsley, the 61-year-old man accused of raping and murdering Culpeper County resident Rebecca...
Grisham holds on to non-fiction Best Seller list too
Published on Jan 25th, 2007
0 comments It probably won't surprise readers to learn that John Grisham's latest book is still doing remarkably well at the register. Maybe it should. The bestselling author (who announces today that he'll...
New trial lawyers stake a claim
Published on Jan 24th, 2007
1 comments Need to sue someone for a personal injury? Well, you're in luck– yet another law firm has just opened up, and they focus on trial work– including "serious" personal injury litigation,...
Henshaw convicted– but quash considered
Published on Jan 22nd, 2007
0 comments The farmer who lost his boars in a controversial government slaughter was convicted Friday of operating an illegal hunting enclosure, but the judge is considering a motion to quash the complaint....
Shifflett, ‘wife’ appear in court
Published on Jan 20th, 2007
5 comments Elvis Gene Shifflett, the man shot by Charlottesville police October 20 after a seven-day manhunt, appeared in court yesterday to face the woman he is accused of assaulting. After listening to the...
This week’s “Botched Robbery Award…”
Published on Jan 19th, 2007
2 comments ...goes to one 52-year old Randolph W. Coleman, who was arrested by Albemarle County Police on Thursday for attempting to rob the Stop-In service station on Richmond Road, according to a release....
Bell’s committee looks at judge candidates
Published on Jan 15th, 2007
3 comments Delegate Rob Bell has named his own citizen advisory committee to scrutinize the candidates for the soon-to-open 16th Judicial Circuit seat at a 7pm public meeting January 16 at Hollymead...
Grisham headed back to court
Published on Jan 12th, 2007
2 comments One of Charlottesville's longest legal dramas got new life today when the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that an Albemarle Circuit Court judge erroneously dismissed Katharine Almy's lawsuit...
Bomb threat locks down Albemarle High
Published on Jan 9th, 2007
2 comments County Police swarmed Albemarle High School today as the school went into a 50-minute lock down around 12:21pm following a phoned in bomb threat. No bomb was found. According to a release, the...
White supremacist charged with kiddie porn
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
2 comments The message on the National Vanguard phone notes the organization's objective: "We want a decent future for white children." Kevin Strom, founder of the neo-Nazi group dedicated to protecting the...
Style names Harvey family ‘Richmonders of the Year’
Published on Jan 5th, 2007
1 comments Just two days after the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of musician Bryan Harvey and his family, Richmond's Style Weekly made the decision to name the Harveys its "Richmonders of the...
Local con-man Jefferson Ward dead?
Published on Jan 4th, 2007
2 comments He was known as Jefferson Ward, DJ Twist, and by his given name, Jeffrey Allen Ward. He was also known as an habitual criminal and liar who left a string of bad checks and grandiose tales...
CHS attacker racks up 10 felony charges
Published on Dec 22nd, 2006
5 comments Since beating up UVA students in 2002 when he was a Charlottesville High student, Vernon Howard's lengthy rap sheet has been relatively nonviolent. That changed December 16, when he allegedly...
Shifflett charged; cops cleared
Published on Dec 15th, 2006
3 comments On the same day that Albemarle Police announced three new felony charges against Elvis Gene Shifflett, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo held a press conference to announce an investigation by...
Smiling car killer Payne gets 46 years
Published on Dec 15th, 2006
0 comments There was no smile on Crozet native Kelly Dinelle Payne's face when Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snukals sentenced the two-time drunk-driving killer to 46 years behind bars, according to the...
Camblos: “There will be no criminal charges filed..”
Published on Dec 13th, 2006
17 comments According to a late afternoon news release, Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos has decided not to file criminal charges against the two Charlottesville police officers involved in the October 20...
Supes gun for new law
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
1 comments Eight months after her death, the legacy of Carmen the cat may be determined at a work session tomorrow, December 13, as the Albemarle Board of Supervisors considers whether to amend the county gun...
Shifflett moved from rehab to jail
Published on Dec 12th, 2006
0 comments Elvis Gene Shifflett, who was shot by Charlottesville police following a manhunt on October 20, has been transfered from UVA's HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital to the Albemarle Charlottesville...
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