Gene Washington appears for motions

Gene Everett Washington. Photo: Charlottesville Police Department Gene Everett Washington. Photo: Charlottesville Police Department

The man charged with killing a special education teacher and her daughter appeared in Charlottesville’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations court for a motions hearing on October 5.

Gene Washington’s attorney requested the authority to issue subpoenas for records without having to notify the prosecution, but Judge Rick Moore denied the request. Other motions were mostly procedural.

Washington is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Robin Aldridge and her daughter, Mani, after both were found dead in their Rugby Avenue home following a December 5 house fire. Police say the fire was not responsible for their deaths, but rather blunt force trauma was. Washington also faces capital charges.

He did not testify at the motions hearing, and while his trial is scheduled for May 2016, he’ll appear in court again on December 7.

Related links:

Aldridge murders: Gene Washington goes to grand jury

Hearings set: Accused Rugby Avenue slayer Gene Washington in court

Hundreds mourn Aldridges as friends of accused killer Gene Washington question evidence

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