Man Charged with Killing Newspaper Carrier

July 1, 2010

A Suffolk man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Virginian-Pilot newspaper carrier.

Suffolk police say a grand jury indicted 19-year-old Christopher Jonta Artis last week. Artis also is charged with robbery and attempted robbery.

Artis was sentenced Wednesday on unrelated grand larceny and weapons charges to three-and-a-half years. He is in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

The new charges stem from the fatal shooting of 50-year-old John Price Jr. as he was delivering newspapers on July 8, 2009. Suffolk Police Capt. Dean Smith says Price likely was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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