Jury Selection Set To Begin In Morva Trial

March 4, 2008

Jury selection is set to begin in the capital murder trial of an escaped inmate charged with killing a hospital security guard and a former Albemarle County Police Corporal Eric Sutphin.

Prospects are to be questioned Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court, where the trial for William Morva was moved when a judge decided many of the prospective jurors had relationships with principals in the case.

Morva is accused of overpowering a sheriff's deputy after he was taken to a hospital for treatment of an injury, then using the deputy's pistol to kill security guard Derrick McFarland. He also is charged with killing sheriff's Corporal Eric Sutphin one day later on a walking trail near the Virginia Tech campus.

Morva's escape shut down Virginia Tech on the first day of classes in August 2006.


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