Crime/Justice

Breaking News: Jury Awards Washington $2.25 million
Published on May 5th, 2006
2 comments VIDEOThe Hook has learned that the jury in the civil case brought by Earl Washington, the man kept in jail 18 years for a murder he did not commit, has awarded him $2.25 million. Both the defendants...
Church burns; man held
Published on May 5th, 2006
1 comments Shortly before midnight last night, the Charlottesville Church of Christ burned severely, and the investigating officer reports that 24-year-old Jason Scott Santos, no address given, has been...
Closing arguments in Earl Washington case
Published on May 4th, 2006
4 comments Closing arguments began today at 1pm in the civil case pressed by wrongly convicted Earl Washington, the man kept in jail 18 years for a murder he did not commit. Washington, who testified Monday...
have u seen us?
Published on May 3rd, 2006
0 comments Police are looking for two big guys and one little guy in connection with a May 1 stabbing at Hardy Drive– and they advise not trying to apprehend them yourself. Renzell Johnson (top), 26, is...
Student Athletes found guilty
Published on May 2nd, 2006
0 comments Freshman soccer goalie Michael Giallombardo, 18, and freshman defensive back Michael Brown, 18, pleaded guilty to trespassing in Charlottesville General District Court last Thursday. Judge Robert H...
‘I will not squat in Casteen’s office’
Published on May 2nd, 2006
1 comments The "Charlottesville 17," the students who staged a four-day sit-in demanding a $10.72/hour "living wage" for UVA employees, got some punishments late last night. According to a story in this morning...
Nabbing illegals at the DMV
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
0 comments It may take forever to see a customer service rep at the DMV, but when you do don't try to bribe an agent to get an illegal license. Thanks to the DMV's Zero Fraud hotline, you could get arrested on...
Prizes for votes in Waynesboro
Published on Apr 28th, 2006
1 comments VOTE HATFIELD & STEELE AND WIN! WIN! WIN! states a flier posted on vehicles at a Waynesboro steakhouse offering voters who promise to vote for two particular Council candidates a chance at $500...
UVA to try living wage protestors
Published on Apr 27th, 2006
6 comments The student-run Uva Judiciary Committee has brought charges against the 17 students who were arrested for holding a sit-in inside Madison Hall, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. The students, who...
Alleged ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â gang attacks another
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
0 comments On Tuesday, yet another boy was attacked in the Garrett Square area by an alledged gang of "Bloods," the Daily Progress reports. "He has a tooth that was knocked loose and what he has described is...
The ââ?¬Å?Bloodsââ?¬Â in Charlottesville?
Published on Apr 26th, 2006
0 comments Last Friday near Garrett Square, a 15 year-old was beaten so badly he’ll need to have a metal plate inserted in his face, says Charlottesville police Captain Chip Harding in a Charlottesville...
Paralyzed man gets 7 years in dog death
Published on Apr 21st, 2006
4 comments The man who shot Ingo, the police dog, is convicted April 20 and sentenced to 7 years for malicious wounding, and another 5 for felony possession of a gun, the Progress reports. Robert Lee Cooke shot...
Do not read this food story…
Published on Apr 21st, 2006
0 comments ...unless you have an iron gut and an ability to tune out the word "loogie" in a news report. But, yes, it's true that a Fredericksburg-area teen has been charged for the #1 fear of fast-food...
16-year-old bomber gets juvey jail
Published on Apr 19th, 2006
0 comments The Western Albemarle teen purportedly the originator of the plot to blow up WAHS and Albemarle High, who previously pleaded guilty to two felony counts, was committed to the Department of Juvenile...
Grand jury indicts Beebe
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
1 comments Yesterday, a Charlottesville grand jury handed down two indictments against William N. Beebe, the former UVA student accused of raping classmate Liz Seccuro 22 years ago. A four-day trial is...
Tents dwindle at Madison Hall
Published on Apr 18th, 2006
2 comments A day after 17 student squatters were released after spending the weekend in jail, UVA's top administrator has evicted the tent city erected on the lawn outside the office of the president. A notice...
Pat Collins mystery goes on radio
Published on Apr 16th, 2006
0 comments On March 22, 1986, UVA physiology graduate student Patrick Collins withdrew $40 from a downtown Charlottesville ATM, and that was his last contact with the living world. Hook columnist Barbara Nordin...
Plot penalty: 15-year-old gets 60 days
Published on Apr 12th, 2006
1 comments Amid the sobbing of family and friends, Judge Susan Whitlock committed the Albemarle High student found guilty of conspiring blow up two high schools to the Department of Juvenile Justice for 60 days...
More UVA athletes arrested in break-in/brawl
Published on Apr 11th, 2006
1 comments Four more UVa athletes were arrested by Charlottesville police on Monday in connection with a break-in and brawl at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house last month. About two weeks ago, UVA first-years...
Bush headlines Jefferson Centerââ?¬â?¢s ââ?¬Ë?Muzzleââ?¬â?¢ list
Published on Apr 11th, 2006
0 comments The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has announced its 2006 ââ?¬Ë?Muzzle’ awards, given each year to those who’ve trampled on our First Amendment right to free speech...