Posts Tagged Crime

A Breakdown of New Crime Statistics from the Virginia State Police, FBI

StateSeal00New data suggests crime is down across Virginia. Michael Pope has details.


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Should Virginia Inquire About Immigration Status When Someone Reports a Crime?


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Should undocumented immigrants fear reporting crime? That’s an issue lawmakers in Richmond are debating. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.

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Guilty Pleas End 42-Year-Old Cold Case

Sheila Lyon, Katherine Lyon

Sheila (left) and Katherine Lyon (Credit: Montgomery Co., MD Police)

One of the oldest cold case prosecutions in the country’s history ended Tuesday in Bedford when Lloyd Welch, Jr. pleaded guilty to the abduction and murder of two sisters. David Seidel reports.

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In Virginia, Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole Wait in Limbo


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Jason Clem is 12 years into a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 16. A nonprofit estimates there are 60 people like Clem in Virginia, serving a life sentence without hope of parole, for a crime they committed when they are under 18. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that’s unconstitutional. But, so far, that’s had little effect for those in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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