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Investigating murder: Dateline covers Abshire case
Published on Jun 19th, 2012
26 comments Eight months after sometime-dump-truck driver Eric Dee Abshire was convicted of first-degree murder in Orange County Circuit Court, national news show Dateline NBC will air a two-hour special on the...
Life behind bars: Eric Abshire defiant at sentencing
Published on Jan 13th, 2012
12 comments After declaring his love for his late wife and his innocence in her death, a defiant Eric Abshire, convicted in October of killing Justine Swartz Abshire, spoke aloud in court. It was the first time...
Jury: He did it. Abshire murder trial
Published on Oct 25th, 2011
46 comments As the jury weighed its decision in the first-degree murder trial of the Greene County dump truck driver accused of killing his wife for a $1.5 million in insurance payout in a crime so shabbily...
Day six: All about the money
Published on Oct 20th, 2011
1 comments Did Eric Abshire know he stood to collect $1.5 million if his wife died in a hit and run, and did he attempt to collect that money? Those questions were the subject of testimony on Wednesday, October...
Day five: Abshire expressed marriage regret
Published on Oct 18th, 2011
11 comments Speaking in a soft– at times shaking– voice, Eric Abshire's high school sweetheart, Allison Crawford, testified unwillingly today and revealed that on the night of Justine's death,...
Day four: An unwitting accomplice?
Published on Oct 17th, 2011
2 comments On a day when colleagues of slain kindergarten teacher Justine Abshire took the stand to describe a talented, highly respected professional who appeared distraught on the last day of her life, it was...
Day two: Trial opens with gruesome details, timeline emphasis
Published on Oct 13th, 2011
11 comments A shoe, two gold earrings, and a cell phone were among the items found along Taylorsville Road near the lifeless body of kindergarten teacher and 1997 Western Albemarle High School graduate Justine...
'Women and money': Prosecutors suggest motives in Abshire pretrial hearing
Published on Oct 7th, 2011
7 comments If Eric Abshire were a grieving widower, he had a strange way of showing it. According to information presented by prosecutors Thursday, between the death and burial of his wife, the Orange County...
Trial set: Eric Abshire pleads not guilty to wife killing
Published on Mar 3rd, 2011
9 comments The Greene County man accused of killing his wife and staging her death as an automotive hit-and-run pleaded not guilty to first degree murder at his arraignment Thursday, March 3 in Orange County...
History of strangulation? Abshire denied bond after allegations of violent past
Published on Feb 10th, 2011
2 comments Although his court-appointed attorney argued that his client poses neither flight risk nor danger to the community, accused wife-killer Eric Abshire will remain behind bars without bond, a judge...
No bail: Abshire pleads poverty in first court appearance
Published on Jan 7th, 2011
10 comments Eric Abshire made his first court appearance Thursday in the Orange County Circuit Court. Inset: Abshire at a November 3, 2007 vigil for Justine. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART/INSET BY JAY KUHLMANN...
Breaking news: Eric Abshire arrested
Published on Dec 17th, 2010
94 comments Eric Abshire and Justine Swartz Abshire on their wedding day in May 2006. She would be dead less than six months later. PHOTO COURTESY SWARTZ FAMILY Eric Abshire will spend the holiday behind bars,...
Fight for justice: Justine Swartz Abshire's family wages war on widower
Published on Nov 10th, 2010
53 comments Hook cover image. Since their daughter's mysterious death on a winding country road, the parents of Justine Swartz Abshire have made no secret about who they believe is responsible. But four years...
No justice: But special grand jury for Justine
Published on Nov 3rd, 2009
7 comments Six months before she died, Justine danced with her father at her wedding to Eric Abshire. FILE PHOTO COURTESY SWARTZ FAMILY While national attention focuses on the Charlottesville disappearance of...
Remembering Justine, as Abshire accused of more abuse
Published on Nov 4th, 2008
4 comments Justine Swartz Abshire danced with her father, Steve Swartz, at her May 2006 wedding to Eric Abshire. She died less than six months later. FILE PHOTO COURTESY SWARTZ FAMILY Two years after Justine...
Family abuse? On Primetime's eve, woman files on Abshire
Published on Jul 18th, 2008
35 comments Justine Swartz Abshire was left to die on an Orange County roadside five months after her May 28, 2006 wedding to husband Eric Abshire. COURTESY OF HEIDI AND STEVE SWARTZ A year and a half after...
Father's Day plea for Justine
Published on Jun 16th, 2008
5 comments Father's Day should be a celebration, but for the father of Justine Swartz Abshire, a young woman who died on a winding country road in Orange County in November 2006, the apparent victim of a hit...
Closing in? Foul play now cited in Abshire death
Published on Mar 6th, 2008
0 comments   Grief over the death of their daughter is compounded by the pain of not knowing how she died, says Steve Swartz, seen here dancing with Justine at her wedding on May 28, 2006– five...
Justine's vigil brings comfort, questions
Published on Nov 6th, 2007
2 comments On Saturday, November 3, dozens of people flocked to Taylor Park on Main Street in downtown Orange for a vigil to remember Justine Swartz Abshire, a 27-year-old kindergarten teacher and animal lover...
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