Crime/Justice

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...
Slain singer gets retrospective CD
Published on Apr 8th, 2006
0 comments A new compilation of the music of Bryan Harvey, senselessly murdered along with the rest of his family January 1, has been released, according to a story in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch. "...
Child rapist gets 30 years
Published on Apr 7th, 2006
0 comments "Obviously this is one of the most serious and troublesome cases I’ve ever seen," Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire said, according to a Daily Progress story this morning. Indeed. Fluvanna...
Et tu, 13-year-olds
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
2 comments Various media outlets including NBC29 are reporting that like their two older alleged conspirators, the two 13-year-old Albemarle County boys detained in the alleged plot to bomb two high schools...
16-year-old’s hearing to be open
Published on Apr 5th, 2006
5 comments Sentencing for at least one of the so-called teen bombers will be open, according to an official in the Commonwealth's Attorney's office who says the hearing will occur at 10:30am April 19. The...
GUILTY - 2nd teen convicted in bomb plot
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
2 comments The 15-year-old boy whose secrecy-shrouded trial wrapped Tuesday afternoon has been found guilty of the same two counts pleaded to by his 16-year-old co-conspirator: conspiracy to murder and...
Duke rape scandal reverberates locally
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
12 comments With Duke having taken down its team roster from its athletics website in the wake of gang rape allegations that led a judge to order required 46 of the 47 players on the squad to submit DNA samples...
Convicted frog-wet-my-paper liar to appeal
Published on Mar 30th, 2006
1 comments The UVA student convicted of lying about the circumstances surround his bizzarre handling of an already-graded exam has filed notice that he intends to appeal his expulsion, according to this morning...
Bomb plot fizzles out?
Published on Mar 29th, 2006
1 comments So was there a serious plot by four teenagers to blow up Western Albemarle and Albemarle High schools? Judge Susan Whitlock ruled March 28 that the public doesn't need to know, presumably to protect...
‘The frog wet my paper’ defense fails
Published on Mar 28th, 2006
0 comments Third-year UVA Engineering student Steve Gilday told an Honor trial that he was innocent of cheating charges when he scanned, re-graded, and re-submitted a BIOL 301 exam Sunday, according to the...
TV cams galore ready for Beebe
Published on Mar 24th, 2006
3 comments TV crews from at least five stations are currently perched around the entrance of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, awaiting the exit of William Beebe, the man accused of raping a woman 21...
‘Smiling’ Payne charged with murder
Published on Mar 23rd, 2006
2 comments The former Crozet resident beaming widely for her mugshot after allegedly killing a Richmond pedestrian was charged with murder yesterday by a multi-jurisdictional grand jury, according to the...
Pat Collins: last seen 20 years ago
Published on Mar 22nd, 2006
3 comments It was twenty years ago yesterday that UVA physiology graduate student Pat Collins was last seen alive. Unfortunately for his parents and friends, the mysterious disappearance of the 27-year-old has...
Police searching for two fugitives
Published on Mar 20th, 2006
1 comments "These men are considered armed and dangerous, and there should be no attempt to approach these men by the public." So begins a bulletin issued today by the Charlottesville Police Department which...
Kelly D. Payne: smiling, drunk, deadly
Published on Mar 11th, 2006
1 comments Richmond Police say that for the second time in under five years former Albemarle resident Kelly Dinelle Payne, age 33, has killed someone with a vehicle. Her latest alleged victim was a man, an...
‘Rock House’ Landmarked; Bond speaks
Published on Mar 10th, 2006
0 comments The former Charles B. Holt residence, a stone dwelling perched on a bluff over Preston Avenue near Washington Park, was voted onto the Virginia Landmarks Register Wednesday. On April 18, noted Civil...
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