Archive for 'Crime'

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

Charles Severance to face one trial on murder charges

By Erich Wagner (File photo) A judge denied a motion last week requesting two separate trials for the man accused in the deaths of three prominent Alexandrians over the course of more than a decade. Charles [...]

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

Judge moves Severance trial to Fairfax County

By Erich Wagner and Susan Hale Thomas (File photo) The Fairfax County judge assigned to preside over the trial of the man accused in the killings of three prominent Alexandria residents moved all proceedings to her [...]

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

Updated: Judge declares mistrial in Seyoum murder case

4:44 p.m. update: Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins declared a mistrial Thursday in the Dawit Seyoum murder trial, after jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict. After more than two and a half [...]

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

Judge: Severance competent to stand trial

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Specially appointed Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Jane Roush ruled Monday that the man accused in the murder of three prominent Alexandrians over the last decade is competent to stand trial. Charles [...]

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

Commonwealth’s attorney proposes new community prosecutor position

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Shortly after joining the city prosecutor’s office more than a decade ago, Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter said one of his first posts wasn’t at the city courthouse, but in an office [...]

Breaking: T.C. Williams student found dead

Breaking: T.C. Williams student found dead

Updated Friday March 13 at 12:10 p.m. By Times staff (File photo) Law enforcement officials announced Friday that the T.C. Williams sophomore found dead on Thursday died as a result from “descent from a building,” but [...]

Police convene with residents to improve relations

Police convene with residents to improve relations

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria residents and law enforcement officials sparked renewed conversations on how to improve interactions between officers and civilians at a community meeting last week at the Durant Center. Billed [...]

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

Severance ordered to undergo further evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) The man accused in the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents was ordered last week to undergo a more in-depth mental health evaluation after he refused to speak with a court-appointed [...]

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 11 years

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 11 years

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) An Alexandria man was sentenced to 11 years in prison last week, after he pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking. “You might as well get paid for something most [...]

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

Severance to undergo competency evaluation

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Former fringe mayoral candidate Charles Severance made his first public statements since investigators connected him with the slayings of three Alexandrians earlier this year at a preliminary hearing in court last [...]