Ban Sought of Va. Man's Image on T-shirts in Court

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

April 5, 2014

RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) - The attorney for a man accused in the shooting death of a Campbell County man wants to prohibit courtroom visitors from wearing T-shirts with images of the slain man.

Joshua Thomas Graves is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death last April of Ryan Travis "Duck" Daniel. The two were at a party in the Gladys area when the killing occurred.

Witnesses told deputies 23-year-old Graves shot Daniel with a handgun.

At a hearing last year in Campbell County District Court, about a dozen people wore T-shirts, some bearing a photo of Daniel and others an image of a duck.

The News & Advance reports that Graves' attorney, Grady Donaldson, filed a motion seeking to prohibit anyone from wearing images of Daniel during a jury trial.

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