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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | September 22, 2010
A Danville man is now charged with the murder of his ten-week-old son.  A special grand jury indicted Michael Anthony Motley, Sr. Tuesday. Danville police say the case began last year.  Emergency crews responded to a home on Wendell Scott Drive for a report of an infant not breathing.  Michael Anthony Motley, Jr. was taken to a hospital and died March 23rd.  Last Friday, Danville police received a medical examiner's report ruling the boy's death a homicide.  A special grand jury met Tuesday and indicted his father, Michael Motley, Sr., on child abuse and murder charges.
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Justin Ward and Reporter | February 9, 2012
A man charged with murder in connection to a double homicide in Pittsylvania County last summer will spend 17 years in prison. Jerry Gwynn, Jr. was sentenced today by a Pittsylvania County Curcuit Court jury this afternoon. He was acquitted of a murder charge but found guilty of burglary and using a gun with force during the burglary. Last August police arrested Gwynn and another man after their car was seen leaving a house in a rural section of Pittsylvania County near Danville.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | May 25, 2011
Police have released the identity of a man killed in Roanoke Wednesday morning.  Authorities say Gary Lynn Saunders, 59, of Roanoke was fatally stabbed.  Police arrested Jessica Frances Blackwell and charged her with murder. ------------------- A woman has been arrested for an early morning murder in Roanoke. Police were called to an apartment on Campbell Avenue Wednesday morning. When they arrived they found a man stabbed to death on a couch.
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WDBJ Web Staff | April 11, 2011
Lynchburg police have arrested a 17 year old from Lynchburg in connection with a deadly shooting this morning. He's been charged with murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. -------------------------------------------- Police in Lynchburg are looking into a homicide that occurred shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. They were called to the Millwood Apartments near Graves Mill Road and found Timothy Antoine Irving dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police are currently looking for two persons of interest.  Anyone with information can contact Lynchburg Police or Central Virginia Crimestoppers.
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News 7 Web Staff | September 25, 2010
UPDATED: Sunday 11:30 p.m. There have been no arrests yet in a shooting Friday evening in Roanoke's Old Southwest neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy died after multiple shots were fired at an apartment complex on Woods Avenue. Police have decided not to release the teenager's name this weekend because of his age. UPDATED: 11:15 a.m. Roanoke Police say a 17-year-old was killed in the shooting in the 600 block of Woods Avenue Friday night. No arrests have been made.
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Karen Kiley and Reporter | March 14, 2011
UPDATE  3/15: More charges have been filed in the abduction and murder of Nathan Combs. The Smyth Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Roy Evans will present capital murder charges to the next grand jury for Daniel Crouse, 38, and Garrett Crouse, 18, according to a press release from the sheriff's department. Evans will also present a charge of Accessory to Capital Murder against Ricky James, 24, for his involvement in Combs death, according to the press release. Evidence is still being collected to determine if the death penalty will be sought, according to Evans.
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Keith Humphry and Anchor/Reporter | March 11, 2011
Roanoke's cold case investigator may get some help applying unusual technology to some of the city's 43 unsolved homicide cases. The murder of Donald Seis remains a mystery five years after he was killed in his apartment on King George Avenue in Old Southwest Roanoke. Detective L.P. Manning says he has submitted evidence to the crime lab in the Seis case that could solve it by using mitochondrial DNA. "We have some people that we're looking at," says Manning. "We're either trying to either clear them as suspects or confirm that they are suspects.
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April 7, 2011
Danville Police are releasing more information about a body found Thursday morning near the Danville Expressway. Lieutenant Scott Eanes with the Danville Police Department says a driver spotted the body in a ditch next to an entrance ramp on the expressway. The body has been identified as Kendra Stokes of Danville.  The 24 year old had been shot "multiple times," according to Eanes. Police estimate Stokes had been dead for at least eight hours when her body was found around 7:30 Thursday morning.
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Bethany Tucker and NEWS 7 Associate Producer | December 10, 2011
Update - 4:12 p.m.: Danville Police say Walter Ricardo Robinson, Jr. and DeAsia Judia Lampkin have been arrested in connection with Friday's murder. 21 year old Robinson is charged with first degree murder, and 22 year old Lampkin is charged with accessory to murder.  Both are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond. In addition, authorities have identified the victim as 22 year old Jordan Yasmine Sade Griffin. Anyone with additional information about this murder is encouraged to call Danville Crimestoppers at (434)
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Hollani Davis and Anchor/Reporter | September 7, 2011
Police have an extra set of eyes on the road and these don't blink. The new technology goes way beyond the average dash board cam.  It's a license plate scanner that tells police in Rocky Mount what you've done from a distance.  A computer and camera will zero in on your license plate, read it and then be able to pick up if you are wanted on any felonies. "We have actually stopped cars and not known they were homicide suspects and therefore from the safety standpoint of it, put an officer at risk," says Rocky Mount Police Chief David Cundiff.
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