Drug Dealer Sentenced To Death After Fatal Stabbing

November 1, 2007

A drug dealer was sentenced to death in an Alexandria Federal Courtroom Thursday for fatally stabbing a woman 82 times and leaving her body in a bathtub.

It's the first death sentence to come out of the Alexandria Federal Courthouse since the federal death penalty was reinstated almost 20 years ago.

The jury deliberated the fate of Thomas Morocco Hager, of D.C., for more than two days before reaching a verdict Thursday afternoon. The jury had already convicted Hager on drug-related murder charges for the 1993 stabbing death of 19-year-old Barbara White.

White's 1-year-old daughter found the single mother bound and gagged in the bathtub of her Fairfax County apartment. According to testimony at the trial, the daughter later developed an intense fear of baths, screaming every time she was put in the tub.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10952451 - newsplex.com/a?a=10952451