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Posted on: May 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Murder Charge Certified to Grand Jury


Commonwealth v. Bryan Hatcher

May 13, 2021

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Today, Bryan Hatcher appeared in person before a Judge of the Charlottesville General District Court for a preliminary hearing.

After hearing the Commonwealth’s evidence, Judge Kenneth Andrew Sneathern granted the Commonwealth’s motion to certify one felony count of second degree murder and one felony count of felon in possession of a firearm.

These cases will be presented to a regular Grand Jury of the Charlottesville Circuit Court on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The matter has been pre-set for a three day jury trial beginning October 4, 2021.

Please bear in mind that a felony warrant that has been certified to a grand jury is not evidence of guilt and that Mr. Hatcher is presumed to be innocent.

Media Contacts
Joseph Platania
Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Charlottesville

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