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Supreme Court justice weighs cases from Nelson office
Virginia
Nelson County is home to a man with one of the most influential jobs in the state. And in a county of about 15,000 people, he is just about everyone’s neighbor.
October 19 2014
Randy Taylor's Lawyer: Test DNA for Potential Jesse Matthew Connection to Alexis Murphy
Nelson, Virginia
The defense attorney for Randy Allen Taylor is asking the court to test DNA from the Alexis Murphy case to see if there are any connections to Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man suspected in the abduction of Hannah Graham.
October 07 2014
READ: Statement from Commonwealth's Atty for Nelson Co. Regarding Graham, Murphy Cases
Virginia
The Nelson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Virginia State Police again maintain that there is no credible evidence linking Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr. for the abduction and murder of Alexis Murphy in which Randy Taylor was convicted.
October 02 2014
Hearing for man accused of tying up girlfriend, dumping at strip mine
Church Road, virginia
Fayetteville (WVVA) A man accused of dumping his bound and gagged girlfriend at a remote strip mine appeared in court Friday. Larry Nelson of Springdale was arraigned in front of Judge John Hatcher...
October 01 2014
Legal experts say new charge helps investigators expand their search for Hannah Graham
Virginia
Nelson County prosecutors refuted social media speculation on Wednesday tying the suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance and the Alexis Murphy murder case.
September 24 2014
FBI, Virginia State Police investigated possible link between Alexis Murphy and Hannah Graham
Virginia
"There has been much discussion in news reports and on social media as to whether or not there is any connection between the case involving Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., charged in connection with missing UVa. student Hannah Graham and Randy Allen Taylor who was convicted in May 2014 for abduction with intent to defile and the first degree murder of Alexis Murphy," Nelson County Commonwealth's ...
September 24 2014
Prosecutors: No link between Graham suspect and Murphy case
Charlottesville, Virginia
Nelson County prosecutors refuted social media speculation on Wednesday tying the suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance and the Alexis Murphy murder case.
September 24 2014
Virginia Ruth Pierce, 88
Nelson, nebraska
Virginia Ruth Pierce, 88, died peacefully at St. Luke Health Services on Friday Aug. 22, 2014. Continue reading →
September 11 2014
Affordable Care Act Southern States Experience to be Profiled in National Press Club Event
Alabama
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reports on the progress of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in seven southern states (Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia) will be formally released and discussed in a forum hosted by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York, the ...
September 03 2014
Man convicted in Virginia teen's death to be sentenced
Virginia
A man convicted of abducting and killing a Nelson County teenager is due back in court for sentencing.
August 21 2014
Randy Taylor to serve two life sentences for the murder of Alexis Murphy
Nelson, Virginia
A Nelson County jury convicted Taylor of first-degree murder and abduction in May. He was sentenced Wednesday afternoon. He will serve two life sentences.
July 31 2014
UPDATE: Taylor Sentenced to Two Life Terms
Nelson, Virginia
A judge sentenced Randy Taylor to two life sentences for the abduction and murder of Nelson teen Alexis Murphy.
July 31 2014
Will Randy Taylor spend the rest of his life in jail?
Nelson, Virginia
A Nelson County jury convicted Taylor of first-degree murder and abduction in May.
July 31 2014
Man charged in Smithfield slaying was 'patently psychotic' during mental evaluation
Nelson, Virginia
David Ricciardi will appear in court July 31 to see if he's fit to stand trial Last February, a sleepy Smithfield neighborhood that sits right behind the Smithfield Police Department was rocked by the brutal slaying of an elderly woman.
July 31 2014
Murphy family, Nelson community seeks to move on after Taylor sentence
Nelson, Virginia
Nearly a year after Alexis Murphy went missing from Nelson County, the man convicted of abducting and murdering the 17-year-old will serve two life sentences in prison, though he may have years of leg
July 31 2014
Randy Taylor Sentenced to Two Life Terms
Nelson, Virginia
A judge sentenced Randy Taylor to two life sentences for the abduction and murder of Nelson teen Alexis Murphy.
July 25 2014
Judge sentences man who kidnapped, killed Virginia teen
Nelson, Virginia
A jury found Randy Allen Taylor, 48, guilty of first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile in connection with the disappearance of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.
July 25 2014
Randy Taylor sentenced to two life terms in Alexis Murphy murder
Washington, Virginia
A jury found Randy Taylor, 49, guilty on one count of first-degree murder and one count of abduction with intent to defile in Nelson County Circuit Court in May.
July 24 2014
Judge to sentence man who kidnapped, killed Virginia teen
Virginia
A jury found Randy Allen Taylor, 48, guilty of first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile in connection with the disappearance of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.
July 23 2014
June Bowen
Virginia
June Bowen, 77, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was born April 28, 1937, to the late Nelson and Prentice (nee Wolfe) Poling in Buchanan, West Virginia. In her free time, June enjoyed curling up with a good book and taking care of her family and her grandchildren. June will be Read More... The post June Bowen appeared first on The Medina County Gazette . Click ...
July 23 2014
Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine says the Liberal government is preparing to make good on a
Nelson, Virginia
A second appointee to the Advisory Council on the Status of Women shown to have a connection to the community services minister will remain on the council. Opposition members on Thursday raised concerns after learning Michelle Kelly, one of seven...
July 06 2014
SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Municipality has accepted what some councillors called an ambitious
Nelson, Virginia
Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine says the Liberal government is preparing to make good on a campaign promise to boost support for kids with autism. An online petition created in late May lobbied the province for increased funding for Early...
July 06 2014
Cocaine use by shooting victim could be submitted as evidence in retrial of federal agent
Nelson, Virginia
The retrial of 30-year-old federal agent Christopher Deedy for the November 2011 shooting death of Kollin Elderts is growing contentious even before a new jury is seated. On Wednesday, Deedy's lead attorney Thomas Otake and Deputy Prosecutor Janice Futa both provided testimony from forensic pathologists on whether Elderts was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the deadly confrontation ...
July 03 2014
Randy Taylor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Vehicles
Virginia
Convicted killer Randy Allen Taylor was back in a Nelson County courtroom Tuesday, pleading guilty to stealing a motorcycle and an ATV from a Greene County repair shop last year.
July 02 2014
New rules in place for dogs at Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia
After weeks of controversy following a complaint from a customer about Blue Mountain Brewery allowing dogs on its premises, the Virginia Department of Health and Nelson County have come to an agreemen
June 21 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Prosecutor in Randy Taylor case speaks to WSLS
Nelson, Virginia
For six days in a Nelson County courtroom, one man gave a voice to a teenager he says was silenced. That man is Nelson Countrywoman's Attorney Anthony Martin. Although, Alexis Murphy's family doesn't have a body to bury, Martin wanted to make sure that didn't stop the jury from finding Randy Taylor guilty of her abduction and murder.
May 24 2014
Taylor trial: Murder case with no body uncommon but not unheard of
Virginia
In preparing the case against Randy Allen Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Alexis Murphy, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin said he researched homicides across the
May 13 2014
Testimony: Murphy's DNA found on bloody T-shirt, hair
Orange, Virginia
Blood on a T-shirt found in the camper of a man charged with murder in the disappearance of missing Nelson County 17-year-old Alexis Murphy matched the teen’s DNA, according to court testimony today.
May 13 2014
Randy Taylor found guilty; jury recommends life sentences
Charlottesville, Virginia
LOVINGSTON — Randy Allen Taylor sat quietly in the Nelson County courtroom as the verdict was read — guilty of first-degree murder in the commission of an abduction and abduction with intent to defile
May 09 2014
Randy Taylor trial: Jury asks for footage of vehicles
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thursday, 1:33 p.m.: After more than three hours of deliberating, a Nelson County jury has requested to see footage of the cars Alexis Murphy and Randy Taylor drove out of the gas station she was last
May 09 2014
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