Albemarle Teen Trial Sealed

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

March 28, 2006

The third day in the trial of three Albemarle County teens accused of plotting to blow up two Albemarle high schools ended with a twist.

We may never know exactly what the teens were planning or what will happen to these kids as a judge Tuesday sealed all of the documents in the trial.

This trial started on March 8, 2006 and has been closed to the public.

Last we heard, around 4:00 p.m. the three defense attorneys were making their closing arguments.

The teens are all charge with two felonies for conspiring to commit murder and conspiring to use explosives to blow up a schoolhouse.

The attorneys went home just before 6:00 p.m. and Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Camblos made this statement:

“I just cannot tell you what happened. It was a closed hearing. The whole thing was closed, and if anybody talks about it they are in violation of a court order,” said Camblos.

Camblos wouldn't even tell us for certain if there was a verdict in this case, just that all documents have been sealed.

A fourth teen charged in this case pleaded guilty earlier this month. His sentencing is scheduled for April 8. But with the judge’s ruling today we may never know his fate either.

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