Crime/Justice

Gag me: Does censuring the censors really work?
Published on Apr 13th, 2011
7 comments   20 years of Muzzles Total awarded: 212 Lifetime Achievement Muzzles: 2– NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the FCCGeographical distribution of Muzzles:Alabama - 2Alaska - 0Arizona -...
Locked doors: Two witnesses contradict Huguely's alibi
Published on Apr 11th, 2011
41 comments A judge certified six felony charges against former UVA lacrosse player George Huguely for the murder of fellow student-athlete and sometime girlfriend Yeardley Love in a nine-hour, packed-courtroom...
Senate hopeful Kaine defends Soering transfer try
Published on Apr 7th, 2011
5 comments In his first press conference as a U.S. Senate hopeful, former governor Tim Kaine defends his attempt to transfer convicted murderer Jens Soering back to Germany. The Lynchburg News & Advance has...
Front yard slaying: Two felons arrested in dog-shooting case
Published on Apr 1st, 2011
24 comments Two and a half months after a 10-month old Siberian Husky named Mattie was shot and killed in an Earlysville-area front yard, police have made two arrests. Twenty-six-year-old Justin Tyler Riggs of...
Man allegedly shoots woman in neck
Published on Mar 27th, 2011
10 comments As snow was falling over the county early Sunday morning, gunfire rang out just off of Hydraulic Road, and a woman became the year's first victim of a shooting in Albemarle. Charged in the incident...
Trial continued: As Ragged fields erupt in green
Published on Mar 25th, 2011
4 comments The criminal trial has been pushed back, but the burned fields of Ragged Mountain Farm have recently emerged to look greener than the surrounding fields spared from flames during the recent 609-acre...
Mistaken identity defense? Parkway shooter pleads guilty, gets life
Published on Mar 23rd, 2011
7 comments Ralph Leon Jackson, 57, pleaded guilty March 23 in federal court to the murder last spring of WNRN DJ Tim Davis, 27, and the wounding of Christina Floyd, 18, as they sat at Rock Point Overlook on the...
Haysom-Soering: Parent-killer speaks out about ex-BF
Published on Mar 23rd, 2011
24 comments Elizabeth Haysom, sentenced to 90 years for the brutal murder and near-decapitation of her parents, has broken her silence from prison with a letter to the Associated Press that insists her former...
Glenmoregate: Embezzling Comer gets another 3 years
Published on Mar 21st, 2011
37 comments Convicted embezzler Michael Comer stood before a judge today in federal court for the final sentencing in a string of charges that came to light when the Glenmore homeowners association discovered it...
Wrong caption on fire story
Published on Mar 6th, 2011
25 comments Due to a production error, the photo of the burned-down barn shown on page 13 of last week's issue was given the wrong caption. The online version of the story had the right captions.
Buck stops here: Former mayor settles throttling case w/client
Published on Mar 3rd, 2011
6 comments The trial for the assault charge against attorney Frank Buck for throttling his client in court ended quickly March 3 in another courtroom, without the former mayor getting hauled off to jail....
Charges filed: Ousted developer Toomy blamed for fire
Published on Mar 1st, 2011
32 comments It's been a tough time for Alex Toomy. Last year, he moved out of the 7,000-square-foot house he built on 106 acres and lost, via foreclosure, the adjacent Ragged Mountain subdivision he'd developed...
Repeat sexual attacker Haskins pleads guilty
Published on Feb 26th, 2011
12 comments Robert Terrell Haskins, who made sexual attacks against women before moving on to child rape, pleaded guilty to the latter charge yesterday, more than a decade after he was first callled a "threat to...
Mitchell's suit: City released as crosswalk trial advances
Published on Feb 24th, 2011
10 comments More than three years after disabled artist Gerry Mitchell was struck by an Albemarle County Police cruiser and then ticketed, his $850,000 lawsuit against the City of Charlottesville and two police...
Mt. Solon's Gomorroh? Cops find possible tryst shack
Published on Feb 18th, 2011
12 comments Augusta County investigators say they have found a tiny cabin containing evidence about 200 yards from the home where an allegedly violent teen dove into the bedroom of his married paramour's home...
Motion to run: Top prosecutor Lunsford seeks reelection
Published on Feb 10th, 2011
18 comments In 2007, Democratic newcomer Denise Lunsford upset four-term incumbent Jim Camblos with 53 percent of the vote to take the Albemarle commonwealth's attorney job. The county's first female top...
UVA crime: Bill would yank big cases from campus cops
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
15 comments Susan Russell began advocating soon after her daughter reported getting raped at UVA in 2004. FILE PHOTOS BY COURTENEY STUART, HAWES SPENCER When a serious crime occurs on campus, who should...
Painful memoir: 12-step rape victim's book hits shelves
Published on Feb 1st, 2011
67 comments Liz Seccuro's first book, a memoir of her 1984 rape and a two-decade later apology and prosecution, hit shelves January 3. FILE PHOTO It's been five-and-a-half years since Liz Seccuro received the...
Judge's wife: Should relationship be revealed?
Published on Jan 31st, 2011
147 comments Fran Lawrence reads a statement to the media in the George Huguely murder case with his partner, Rhonda Quagliana, who's standing beside him and mostly obscured. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE It's no...
Rapist appeals stalking conviction
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
8 comments Jeffrey Theodore Kitze. PHOTO CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Jeffrey Kitze, who spent 20 years in prison for the 1989 rape of his sister's roommate the day after both young women graduated from UVA Law...
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