October 27th, 2011 issue #1043

October 27th, 2011
  • Jury: He did it. Abshire murder trial

    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 staged that veteran investigators suspected his involvement within hours of her death, the parents of the victim wondered what their daughter, a kindergarten teacher known as a homebody and animal lover, ever saw in Eric Dee Abshire, a man with a history of violence.Getting to know him

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most accommodating: City officials agree to extend the permit for Occupy Charlottesville in Lee Park until October 27, and waive the $25 fee. Previously, camping had not be...

The Dish

  • 9 1/2 Lounge: Downtown's new speakeasy

    Walking up the stairs to the second floor of Fellini's #9 restaurant (where former owner Chief Gordon warned his customers never to go), one starts to get a sense of what i...


Real Estate - $old

  • Quick turnaround in Greenbrier

    8/31/11 Frank Ferrari to Stefan Young, 1650 Garden Court, $178,000, Albemarle Redus VA Housing LLC to Margaret Costa, 1533 Wickham Pond Road, $415,000, Albemarle AG Green L...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    October 27 at 10am at the Albemarle Courthouse Property: 2220 Hummingbird Lane Debtor: Gifty Yawa Gagble Original amount owing: $211,920 Bidder brings: $20,000Info: Recontr...

Art Features

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

  • Big hit: But kinda stale taste in Para 3

    "Paranormal Activity 3" is a prequel, revealing that the characters in "PA1" and "PA2" had already been through the all-night video surveillance ordeal. At least in this fi...


On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

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  • Day 7: What the jury won't hear

    Following early morning testimony from a handwriting expert who concluded that Eric Abshire forged his then-fiancée's signature on a million-dollar vehicle insurance polic...

  • Day five: Abshire expressed marriage regret

    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...

  • Day one: Domestic violence a focus during Abshire jury selection

    A young woman allegedly raped in June won't be part of the jury deciding the fate of accused wife-killer Eric Abshire. She was one of several women dismissed as potential...

  • Day six: All about the money

    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 test...

  • Day three: Prosecution suggests strangulation

    In addition to dozens of abrasions, bruises, and broken bones, Justine Elizabeth Abshire suffered another type of injury before her death, a medical examiner testified toda...

  • Day two: Trial opens with gruesome details, timeline emphasis

    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 Hig...

  • Snap: Sidewalk serenade

    A portion of the Cavalier Marching Band gives some impromptu entertainment to the tailgaters prior to the UVA football team's game last Saturday against Georgia Tech. There...

  • Table of contents

    COVERLonely road deathIt first seemed like a terrible accident. A newlywed found dead on a lonely road after midnight, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run. But as authorit...

Black and White

  • Pond

    Independent candidate for Charlottesville City Council, Bob Fenwick, addresses news media following his endorsement by the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.

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