February 21, 2014
MADISON, Va. (AP) - Attorneys for a Newport News man accused in the slaying of three in Madison County have been granted permission to visit the scene of the killings.
The Star-Exponent of Culpeper reports that a circuit judge granted the defense motion this week in the case of Rashad Riddick. He is scheduled to stand trial in September on a capital murder charge.
The current owners of the property opposed the visit, calling it an invasion of privacy.
Riddick is charged in the killings in February 2011 of 55-year-old James Clark Jackson, his wife, 53-year-old Karen Lee Jackson, and her daughter, Chante Latrice Davis, who was 26. James Jackson was Riddick's uncle.
Riddick has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
A death sentence has been ruled out.