Crime/Justice

Earl Washington: 0, taxpayers: $1 million
Published on Aug 31st, 2006
1 comments A report in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch reveals that Virginia has now spent $1 million buying legal services in its effort to avoid compensating wrongly-convicted, nearly-electrocuted, and...
Bomb fallout: Father faces contempt charge
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
0 comments The father of a 16-year-old former Albemarle High student charged with plotting to blow up two high schools has been hit with a contempt of court charge for writing to the school system, Liesel Nowak...
Cat shooting prompts new gun law
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
5 comments George and Kathy Seymour leave Albemarle District Court on August 22. PHOTO BY WILLIAM WALKER She was just one family's pet, but the death of Carmen the cat may soon have an impact on every...
Peatross opens bomb file… sort of
Published on Aug 30th, 2006
1 comments In a somewhat confusing set of moves, Albemarle Circuit Judge Paul Peatross has opened a portion of the court file of the 15-year-old student charged in the school bombing case, this morning's Daily...
The Hitler birthday connection
Published on Aug 25th, 2006
3 comments Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Camblos, on WINA this morning to discuss the alleged bomber case, revealed a key factor in the decision to quickly arrest three youths suspected of conspiring to blow up...
Progress presses to open bomb case– again
Published on Aug 23rd, 2006
0 comments Lawyers for Media General, a 16-year-old defendant in the alleged teen bomb plot, and the commonwealth were in court today as Judge Paul Peatross reviewed whether there was still reason to keep the...
Guilty: cat shooter gets 10 days
Published on Aug 22nd, 2006
2 comments George and Kathy Seymour pointed out that in seven years of selling 2,000 cars, they've never before been hauled into court PHOTO BY WILLIAM WALKER It was a shot heard 'round the county,...
Harvey family killer sentenced to death
Published on Aug 22nd, 2006
1 comments After more than 12 hours of deliberation, the jury in the Harvey trial has handed down a death sentence to Ricky Javon Gray, the Richmond Times Dispatch reports. According to the report, the jury...
Police apprehend Morva
Published on Aug 21st, 2006
0 comments At 3:39pm, word came over the New River Valley police scanner that police had apprehended William Morva in the woods near the rugby and lacrosse fields near Blacksburg's Tech Center Drive. He was...
Fugitive shuts down Virginia Tech
Published on Aug 21st, 2006
4 comments Virginia Tech officials canceled classes at 10:30am today to help police nab barefoot, tie-dye-shirt, khaki-short and white-sheet clad William Morva, an escapee from Montgomery County Jail who's a...
Mr. Feces and the Harveys’ killer both reined in
Published on Aug 18th, 2006
0 comments Jurors in Richmond required little time yesterday– just 30 minutes– to convict Ricky Javon Gray in the horrific New Year's Day murder of an artistic family that included Bryan Harvey who...
Feces-flinging ‘white power’ man sought
Published on Aug 17th, 2006
0 comments The Daily Progress and NBC29 list a shocking litany of crimes allegedly committed by the Albemarle man who somehow worked the system well enough to remain free of jail to get into an automobile chase...
Defense attacks police work; jury gets case
Published on Aug 16th, 2006
0 comments The defense attacked the case against a 13-year-old alleged bombing conspirator this afternoon toward the end of his two-day trial in Albemarle Circuit Court, and the matter went to the jury at 5:...
Hook editor subpoenaed in bomb case
Published on Aug 10th, 2006
6 comments In the latest chapter of a case that's put four local teenage boys behind bars after they were convicted of conspiracy for allegedly plotting to blow up two high schools, the Albemarle commonwealth's...
Progress coaxes hearing in bomb case….but little else
Published on Aug 9th, 2006
11 comments The Daily Progress is reporting that Albemarle County Judge Paul M. Peatross Jr. has ordered a hearing to discuss the possibility of opening the case of one of the teens convicted of plotting to blow...
Yates acquitted despite/because of ex-UVA psych
Published on Jul 27th, 2006
2 comments Andrea Yates, the Texas woman who drowned her five children was been declared innocent by reason of insanity yesterday, depsite testimony in the trial from Park Dietz, the former UVA forensic...
Local farmer shut down by authorities
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
5 comments Albemarle lauds its agricultural heritage. In Scottsville, Dave Matthews has an organic farm. A few miles away, another farmer was looking at a bumper crop this year, until police swooped in July 25...
Winston/Conchita story panned by NYT
Published on Jul 26th, 2006
0 comments The film documentary about the rocky relationship between late photographer O. Winston Link and his thieving wife Conchita has finally made it to American shores. Yet the result, according to the New...
Terry replaces Turner�for now
Published on Jul 20th, 2006
0 comments Associate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at UVA, and director of the office’s nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, Sylvia Terry, has temporarily replaced embattled dean M. Rick...
NAACP’s Turner in trouble
Published on Jul 17th, 2006
4 comments A bold voice has fallen silent. UVA's dean of African American Affairs, M. Rick Turner, has been placed on administrative leave following his plea to lying about an alleged drug dealer, according to...
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