News

Civil Rights Suit That Stemmed From Hash Case Gets Dismissed

Civil Rights Suit That Stemmed From Hash Case Gets Dismissed

Photo: WINA

A civil rights lawsuit that stemmed from the Michael Wayne Hash case in Culpeper County has been dismissed. All charges have been dropped against six people, including former Culpeper Commonwealth’s Attorney Gary Close and current Sheriff Scott Jenkins. Hash was convicted in 2001 of the murder of Thelma Scroggins of Lignum, and he remained behind bars until two years ago. That’s when Federal Judge James Turk overturned his conviction. Hash (pictured) says he looks forward moving on with his life, and he thanks his family and friends for their support. Close says he was committed to a fair prosecution of criminal suspects during his career as Commonwealth’s Attorney. Close has noted he disagrees with Judge Turk’s overturning of the conviction.

Latest Stories

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP_51535953719

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

cardinals

Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP_595026758855

A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.