His father's dead and he's behind bars.
We'll have the latest on the teenager accused of taking part in an abduction.
Plus, the mother of a murdered Radford teen wants her daughter's killer spared.
We'll tell you whether a judge agrees.
Tonight on News 7 Sports, Tech and NC State officially retie the knot.
The Express is moving forward with ticket sales for the upcoming season.
We'll meet a real obstacle in Roanoke County.
And Croatia's Goran Ivanisivic overcomes a huge obstacle to win Wimbledon.
Our week ahead weatherwise will be dry. Starts out hot but moderates with time. Details just ahead.
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The sister of the teen accused of abducting Jennifer Barker speaks out.
Angie Harmon says the teen's father, Dewy Lee Summerlin, was controlling and abusive.
Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
And I'm Keith Humphry.
15 year old Lee Summerlin was arraigned in a Roanoke courtroom this morning on abduction charges.
But Summerlin's sister says he was forced by his father to participate in the abduction.
Kate Weidaw has been following this story from the beginning and joins us now with more.
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Angie Harmon, the step daughter of Dewy Lee Summerlin, told News 7 he was a controlling man and was mentally abusive to her brother when he didn't follow his orders.
Harmon says Little Lee was caught in between a rocky relationship between Dewy and Jennifer Barker.
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(( Angie Harmon had a hard time believing it was her brother who was behind the wheel the day Jennifer Barker was abducted.
((ANGIE HARMON: I SERIOUSLY COULDN'T BELIEVE HE COULD BE DOING THAT AND IF DID I KNOW HE WAS FORCED INTO DOING THAT THERE'S NO WAY HE WOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
Harmon believes whatever role Lee played in Barker's disappearance, it was because his father made him.
Jennifer Barker agrees that Summerlin was controlling and told News 7 Saturday he stalked her for several years, resulting in jail time on several occasions.
But Harmon paints a different picture of the relationship, saying Barker wasn't always the victim she makes herself out to be.
((ANGIE HARMON: THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS A CRAZY CRAZY RELATIONSHIP.))
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((ANGIE HARMON: SHE WOULD CALL HIM AND SAY I'M NOT MAD ANY MORE LETS WORK IT OUT AND IT WOULD BE GREAT 3 OR 4 DAYS UNTIL THEY GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT AND THEN SHE WOULD CALL THE POLICE AND SAY HE WAS STALKING HER AND HE WOULD BE BACK IN JAIL CAUSE HE WOULD CALL ME CRYING SAYING I DON'T KNOW WHY SHE'S DOING THIS TO ME.))
Now it's "Little Lee" who is sitting in Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Center for a crime Harmon says is his father's fault.
((ANGIE HARMON:HE'S LOST HE'S CONFUSED HE DOESN'T KNOW WHY HE IS THERE CAUSE HE SAID HE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING TO BE THERE.))
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Lee Summerlin is on suicide watch and won't be released to his family until he has been mentally evaluated.
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His family hopes to have out on bond sometime this week.
A date is set for Jeffrey Alan Thomas to die .. June 24th, 2002 .. more than two years after the murder of Tara Munsey.
A jury convicted Thomas of that crime in March and today, a judge upheld the decision to put him to death.
New Rivey Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports.
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The defense has one more motion to argue. Attorneys are expected are back in court on Friday.
A man sought for questioning in the 12-year-old murder of a Martinsville woman is in custody.
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Authorities captured Timothy Wayne Willis in Cherokee, North Carolina, last night... on a tip from someone who spotted him.
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The 39-year-old was wanted for questioning in the murder of his former friend, Ether Adean Smith.
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Her body was found inside a barrel in Philpott Lake last month.
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Willis escaped from a Franklin County jail work release program the day after her body was found.
North Carolina authorities also helped nab a man wanted for allegedly killing his estranged wife in Bedford County six years ago.
42- year- old Roy Denver Sluder was picked up in High Point Friday.
Police say Sluder shot and killed 32- year- old Loria Sluder in his home near Goodview in June of 1995.
Roy Sluder had claimed his wife committed suicide, but authorities say new evidence helped them charge him with murder.
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During a search of Sluder's home in November, police seized a receptacle cover from a bedroom wall and removed a section of the ceiling to analyze blood spatter patterns.
Sluder is being held without bond in the Bedford jail.
An Amherst County man and his wife are dead, the result of an apparent murder- suicide.
The bodies of 33- year- old Anthony A. Revely and his 35- year- old wife Patricia were found in the parking lot of the Virginia Employment Commission around 7:30 this morning.
Police say Anthony Revely was lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.. a small caliber handgun was found nearby.
His wife's body was found inside the couple's pickup truck.
Police say the couple had recently separated.
A Patrick County man accused of driving his pickup into a group of people has been charged with murder.
28- year old Anthony Eugene Lambert was charged with second degree murder today in the death of Benjamin Gilbert Hylton.
The 47- year old died Saturday from injuries he received after Lambert allegedly struck him with his vehicle during a birthday party late last month.
A missing Alzheimer's patient doesn't survive. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
And when things get tense at a legislative hearing in Richmond, capitol police are called in.
Over the weekend there were some thunderstorms that produced deadly flooding over far southwest Virginia and West Virginia.
Today the skies were more friendly in Tazewell so the clean up was well underway. But it was a different story yesterday. Dozens of people were rescued when they became
stranded in their homes. Businesses and residential areas went under water.
Debris was washed up by the clinch river and rushed downstream.
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The fireworks were last week - and it was the other redistricting session that produced big changes
But the General Assembly took up Congressional Redistrciting today and proved nothing is easy this year in Richmond.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol with the details.
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Redistricting will play a part in a House of Delegates race for one Southside district.
Democratic Delegate Ward Armstrong today announced plans to run for a sixth term in the newly redrawn tenth district.
The district consists of Patrick County, most of Carroll County and parts of Martinsville and Henry County.
Armstrong's announcement comes less than a week after Delegates Tom Jackson and Barnie Day decided NOT to run against Armstrong in the new distirct.
Day will be Armstrong's campaign manager.
A missing Alzheimer's patient from the Mayflower Nursing Home in Lexington has been found .. dead in a field.
The body of 86 year old Herman Bennett was discovered this afternoon .. one mile from the nursing home.
Police discovered the body after a resident called in a tip saying he had seen Bennett walking in that area.
Officials do not believe foul play was involved.
Bennett had been missing since Saturday.
Bargain-hunting and news of an unsolicited bid for A-T-and-T Broadband helped revive blue chip and technology stocks.
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The Dow added 47 points .. and NASDAQ gained 22 and a half.
An alleged abductor has been found competent to stand trial in federal court.
Glen Dexter Powell is set to be tried beginning July 30th.
He's the suspect in last November's abduction of his wife and their three children in Salem.
In court today the 39 year old suspect flat out denied kidnapping his wife from her parents' home last year.
Though the judge today found Powell able to understand the nature of the proceedings against him and to assist in his defense, Powell became highly emotional. He started to cry when his lawyer asked him how he did in high school.
Bedford's hospital is now under the management of a new business partnership.
Carilion Health Systems this morning welcomed Centra Health as a 50-percent partner in the ownership and operations of Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital.
The facility will now go by the name Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Officials say they hope the union will cut down on duplication and allow the hospital to build up its cardiac rehabilition, orthopedic and gastroenterology units.
Coming your way tonight on the Big 7 the Hokies and Pack make a pack.
The wildcard from Croatia strikes gold on grass.
The latest on the Express, plus
Steve Mason will take us to a place where people are paying good money to overcome obstacles.
Those of you college football fans who have been clamoring for the Hokies to get rid of the dead wood on their schedule are getting your wish.
Tech athletic director Jim Weaver officially announced today that N.C. State is coming back to play the Hokies' in 2005 and 2006. The two team have met 44 times over the years. The first game will be played in Blacksburg.
Also, the Tech-LSU series set for 2002 and 2004 is all but finalized.
The Hokies have never played the Tigers. This series would begin in Blacksburg on August 31st of next year.
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Wimbledon crowned one of its most unlikely champions this morning.
Ranked 125th, Goran Ivanisevic needed a wild card invitation just to play in the tournament.
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His play the past two weeks earned him a meeting with third seed Patrick Rafter.
The two paired up for a riveting five set match. Ivanisevic with the between the legs shot was two points away from defeat.
The Croatian rallied to win his first Grand Slam title 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7.
Ivanisevic had 27 aces and celebrated the victory with his father.
At this time, the Express has not been sold, but the front office hopes there will be some progress made in the ticket booth.
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Express general manager Mike Doyle said this afternoon that he will have a marketing plan in place by this week with the purpose of selling season tickets for the upcoming season.
News 7 sports also asked Doyle if and when coach Perry Florio can start signing players. Doyle was hoping to get word back from ownership on that, but he did not receive word. The Express opens the season October 12th.
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Rising Star Sports and Adventure Camp provides kids with football, lacrosse, and baseball camps. Steve Mason says, now there's something else to do.
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((For those not in to organized sports, how about the 2 week old Thoreson Fitness course. It's 150 meters long and involves running, hopping, jumping, climbing and hurdling. The goal is maintaining fitness for kids.
Steve Holt, the former owner of the Roanoke Wrath, the pro soccer team that recently folded, is now the East coast distributor of the Thoreson fitness course.
But for now, Rising Star campers are the gineapigs. A few of the campers broke in the obstacle course.
Then, Steam receiver Kenan McWorter gave it a try. His time, under a minute.
The Thoreson's course is also for adults and corporations who are interested in team building. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
Northside's Brandy Bailey has been named a first team high school All-American by Scholastic Sports.
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The softball standout was 26 and 1 this past season with an ERA of 0.03. She allowed 1 earned run in 185 innings and threw 12 no hitters.
Bailey also racked up 344 strikeouts and tossed an amazing 24 shutouts this past season in leading the Vikings to the state tournament.
Bailey has a four year record at Northside of 76 and 13. Brandy will attend Mississippi State on a softball scholarship.
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It looks like the University of Virginia football team will be busy changing clothes in the coming weeks.
The Cavaliers are working out a deal to switch from Reebok to Nike products.
The new look will include pants with stripes down the side and jerseys with players names on the back. The players numbers will also appear on the tops of the shoulder pads.
Reebok's contract to outfit UVa's teams ended after this past school year.
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A new kind of artificial heart is beating inside its first human patient .. and an important part of the device in manufactured in the New River Valley.
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