Government & Courts

Photo: Nelson County Visitor's Bureau/Inset by Lisa Provence

Life, twice: Court rejects Randy Taylor’s last-minute offer

A Nelson County Circuit Court judge sentenced Randy Taylor to two life sentences in prison for the abduction and murder of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, whose body has never been found. Taylor has maintained his innocence, but during the July 23 sentencing hearing, his attorney said Taylor would disclose Murphy’s whereabouts if the court reduced his […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Photo by James Scheuren.

Court drama: The McDonnells trial begins

Just how much are we looking forward to the July 28 kick-off of the federal corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen? Well, let’s just say that any visitor to Odd Dominion headquarters over the next six weeks will encounter a giant “Do Not Disturb” sign and the wafting smell of […]