Greatest disparity in sentencing in Lousia:
Remone J. Houchens robs, brutally beats and blinds an 87-year-old
woman and is sentenced June 1 to 30 years. That same day, Canadian
Alan Sauve, 48, is convicted of 22 counts of soliciting a minor and
110-year prison sentence.
Grimmest mountaintop discovery: A Suzuki
hatchback 500 feet below Horsehead Overlook on the Skyline
containing the body of a Farmville woman is found June 2,
NBC29 reports. Authorities later identified her as Lisa
Hottest bus: A Charlottesville Area Transit
vehicle bursts into flame June 1 on Water Street when, according to
reports, a broken fuel line ignites. Nobody was hurt.
Worst train casualty: A CSX train eastbound in
strikes a person on the tracks around 2am June 1. Determining
it to be a suicide, police release no further information.
Worst dispute between neighbors: Vernon Leroy
Shifflett is found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting
of his neighbor, Gifford "Trix" Crawford, and sentenced to six