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Ex-Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Agee Slated to Plead Guilty in ex-wife’s Slaying

Ex-Franklin County sheriff’s deputy Agee Slated to Plead Guilty in ex-wife’s Slaying

A former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy charged with fatally shooting his ex-wife during a Memorial Day 2011 crime spree is scheduled to plead guilty today to that killing and to other offenses, according to online court records. Jonathan Ashley Agee, 33, had been set to proceed Jan. 22 with a nine-day trial on charges of […]

Judge Shortage Causes Concern in Fairfax

Judge Shortage Causes Concern in Fairfax

By Kali Schumitz. When judges retire, positions are held vacant until governor, General Assembly act to fill them. Retirements have created judicial vacancies in the Fairfax court system and, unless additional state funding is identified, those positions will remain vacant. The Fairfax Bar Association is leading an effort to get the Virginia General Assembly to […]

Justices uphold Fairfax Man’s Death Sentence

Justices uphold Fairfax Man’s Death Sentence

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected several claims raised by Mark E. Lawlor. He was sentenced to death for the 2008 sexual assault and murder of a woman in the apartment complex where he worked as a leasing agent. […]

Judge OKs Execution of Va. Inmate Asking to Die

Judge OKs Execution of Va. Inmate Asking to Die

A federal judge refused Thursday to block next week’s execution of a Virginia man who strangled two inmates and vowed to keep killing unless he was put to death. U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad ruled against former attorneys for Robert Gleason Jr., 42, who claimed he was no longer competent to waive his appeals. They […]