25 January 2006

Virginia CrimLaw News...

1. RICHMOND- Murder trial of VCU student to begin May 30 in Mathews County
Taylor Behl murder suspect Benjamin W. Fawley this morning was assigned a court-appointed lawyer during his first appearance in Mathews County Circuit Court. Click HERE for additional information and background on the case thus far.

2. SPOTSYLVANIA- Man gets 10 years in boy's death.
Sentence follows a plea bargain as the mother of the 3-year-old victim begs to know the location of son's body.

3. ABINGDON- Charges dropped against doctor's assistant in drug probe.
A federal judge dropped all charges against an assistant to a Roanoke pain doctor for cooperating in a federal drug prosecution. The assistant originally faced 57 charges and pleaded guilty in August 2003 to reduced charges of knowledge of illegal distribution of narcotics. Her former boss was sentenced to five years probation last week.

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