Charles Severance

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Jurors Can Hear Mental Illness Testimony at Severance Trial

A judge will decide whether jurors can hear testimony about the mental health of a man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span.

08/13/2015

Mugshot of Charles S. Severance. (credit: West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority)

No Insanity Defense for Accused in Alexandria Murder Trial

Defense lawyers for a man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span say their client suffers from schizophrenia, but they are not going to make an insanity defense.

08/06/2015

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Bellows to Replace Roush as Judge in Alexandria Murder Trial

Fairfax County Judge Randy Bellows has been appointed to hear the trial of alleged Alexandria serial killer Charles Severance.

07/30/2015

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Judge: Prosecutors Can Show Jurors Severance’s Writings

Prosecutors will be allowed to show jurors writings that advocate murder as a means of fomenting unrest by a man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over roughly a 10-year span.

06/25/2015

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Man Accused of 3 Alexandria Killings Opposes Separate Trials

A man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span is scheduled to be back in court for the first time since his trial was moved to Fairfax County.

05/21/2015

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Charles Severance Trial Moved to Fairfax

A judge has granted a change in venue for the trial of a Virginia man in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span.

04/23/2015

Mugshot of Charles S. Severance. (credit: West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority)

Charles Severance Found Competent to Stand Trial in Alexandria Killings

A judge has found a Virginia man competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span.

04/07/2015

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Competency Decision Delayed in Charles Severence Case

A decision on whether a man is competent to stand trial for the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span has been postponed until next month.

03/19/2015

Mugshot of Charles S. Severance. (credit: West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority)

Alexandria Murder Suspect Ordered Hospitalized

A judge has ordered a Virginia man charged with three murders in Alexandria to be hospitalized for a more complete mental evaluation.

01/22/2015

Mugshot of Charles S. Severance. (credit: West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority)

Judge Orders Competency Exam for Charles Severance

A judge has ordered Charles Severance, the man charged with three separate murders in Alexandria over a 10-year period to be tested for mental competency, despite his objection.

12/11/2014

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