Charges Upgraded to Capital Murder

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

A grand jury has handed down new indictments for the man accused of killing a pregnant Fluvanna County woman.

Charges against 27-year-old Irving Fountain have been upgraded from 1st degree murder to capital murder for allegedly killing 18-year-old Shantay Wheeler.

Wheeler disappeared in April 2001. Her remains were found five months later in a wooded area in Louisa County. Fountain was not arrested until five years later.


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