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

43 mins ago in National, World

Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

Fresh
10-overlay-1

Islamic State militants killed a U.S. serviceman in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months.

6 hours ago in Music

Paul McCartney meets ‘Blackbird’ inspirations

paulmccartney324810027294

Paul McCartney met two members of the "Little Rock Nine," who helped inspire the hit Beatles song.

6 hours ago in Music

Desert Trip is going to make October a memorable month

Updated
bobdylan

Some of the biggest names in rock are adding fuel to rumors of a mega-concert.