Jail Escapee Accused Of Murder Sentenced On Original Charge

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.

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