Culpeper County Sheriff to Speak on on Slaying Probe

March 16, 2012

Culpeper County Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins wants the public to hear his side of the story regarding a slaying investigation in which one defendant's conviction has been overturned.

Jenkins tells media outlets that he will hold a community meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday in the courtyard adjacent to the courthouse in Culpeper.

Last month, a federal judge overturned Michael Wayne Hash's 2001 capital murder conviction in the 1996 slaying of 74-year-old Thelma Scroggins. The judge cited police and prosecutorial misconduct.

Jenkins was the lead investigator in the case. He was elected as sheriff last November.

Hash was released from prison and remains free on bond while a special prosecutor determines whether he will be retried.

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