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UVA shooting suspect Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., accused of killing 3 football players, to appear in court

Dec 9, 2022

The University of Virginia shooting suspect accused of opening fire on a charter bus of classmates returning from a field trip to Washington, D.C. last month, killing three former football teammates and injuring a fourth college player and another student, is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., 23, is expected to appear at 9:30 a.m. in Charlottesville, FOX 5 DC reported.

It will serve as a status hearing in Albemarle County Court after Jones already was arraigned last month.

Jones is facing multiple felony charges, including three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The Nov. 13 shooting at an on-campus parking garage behind the drama department building killed UVA football players Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis and D'Sean Perry, and wounded surviving victims, UVA football player Michael Hollins Jr. and Marlee Morgan, a sophomore at the university.

A 12-hour manhunt ensued, and more than 500 students sheltered in place as authorities conducted a building-by-building search for the suspect until Jones’ eventual capture off-campus in Henrico, Virginia.

Source: Fox News

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