June 29, 2007
The man who allegedly killed two people in Blacksburg after escaping jail custody received his sentence Friday for the crime that originally put him behind bars.
A Montgomery County jury has recommended that William Morva serve 38 years in prison for attempted robbery. Morva will be back in court in September for the capital murder charges.
Morva, a Montgomery jail inmate, escaped custody last August after being taken to a hospital for wrist and ankle injuries. Police say that he overpowered a security guard and took the guards gun before killing him and fleeing.
Morva is also accused of killing a sheriff's deputy who had been looking for him in a field off campus during a massive manhunt.