WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Va. Man Enters Alford Pleas in Dragging Death

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email
MGN Online

MGN Online

February 2, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Providence Forge man charged in a dragging death has entered Alford pleas to causing death while racing and hit and run.

Online court records show 22 -year-old Michael Robinson entered his pleas Friday in Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court. A sentencing hearing is set for March 21.

An Alford plea is one in which a defendant acknowledges there was sufficient evidence for conviction but does not admit guilt.

Police say Robinson and 30-year-old Letroy Prince Wallace of James City County were racing on May 18, 2013, when Wallace lost control of his car. The vehicle hit a tree and Wallace was ejected.

The other vehicle ran over Wallace and dragged him for 4 miles.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243246461