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7Mark-Lilly


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TAPE#96-87
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A Third and final sentence for one of the killers of Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis.
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Mark Lilly was sentenced to serve 49 years behind bars after he pled guilty to eight charges including second degree murder, carjacking and abduction.
Some of his relatives testified yesterday that the 21- year- old suffered a number of setbacks as a child including neglect.
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((PHYLLIS COMBER/LILLY'S AUNT: I HAVE NEVER SEEN KIDS THAT DIDN'T GET A HUG OR A KISS OR SAT ON THEIR PARENTS LAP FROM EITHER OF THEIR PARENTS. ))
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As the triggerman in the Defillipis murder, Mark's older brother, Ben Lilly, was sentenced to death.
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A third man Gary Wayne Barker was sentenced to 53 years in a plea agreement.

7P-rail-Merger


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Norfolk Southern was in federal court yesterday trying to halt the merger of C-S-X and Conrail.
A judge ruled against N-S, but the decision will be appealed.
Len Besthoff reports.
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7School-Bus-Ax


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TAPE#96-88
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A chain reaction accident ruined the bus ride home for some Roanoke Students yesterday.
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The bus was stopped on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, when a pickup truck crashed into two cars that were stopped behind it.
The impact pushed cars forward, hitting the back of the bus.
No one on the bus was hurt, but five people in the other vehicles, including the pickup driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital.
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7Axton-Robbery


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A gunman is on the loose in Henry county.
Someone allegedly held a family hostage in Axton Monday night.
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It all happened around Nine at the home of Adolfo and Marsha Fernandez on Route 614.
Authorities say after the suspect entered the home, tied the family up and placed pillow cases over their heads.
Later, the suspect allegedly forced Marsha Fernandez to drive to the Rock House-- a convenience store the couple owns about a half-mile away.
After emptying the safe, Fernandez says she was forced to drive to a nearby intersection.
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Authorities believe the suspect may be connected to an armed robbery earlier this year at nearby Grogan's Grocery.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast-- light rain should end by afternoon. We are expecting a mostly cloudy day with highs around 50.
Tonight, we are expecting variable cloudiness with lows in the low to mid 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS !11/21/96

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55Hibbs


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TAPE#96-82
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A Wythe County murder trial is over after the defendent changes his plea to guilty.
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Twenty-year old Jason Hibbs was on trial for the death of Ricky Lee Coleman.

Hibbs said he punched Coleman after the 17- year- old got drunk and destructive at his home last January. Hibbs testified he and two friends later stuffed the moaning teenager in the trunk of a car, drove him to a remote road and dumped him over a creek bank.
Coleman died from a combination of the alcohol and exposure.
Hibbs testified he thought Coleman would sober up and go home, and said he was sorry that he died.
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Hibbs faces life plus 20 years in prison for murder and abduction.
Two other defendants, Eric Ball and Eric Wimmer, are still awaiting their trials.
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55Merger


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A federal judge denies Norfolk Southern's bid for Conrail.
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The judge refused to stop the the merger deal between Conrail and C-S-X.
Norfolk Southern immediately filed an appeal..
The appeals court is expected to decide the issue this afternoon.
Richmond-based C-S-X has an eight-and-a-half billion dollar deal to acquire Conrail.
Norfolk Southern is offering about ten billion dollars.
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55Henry-Street


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A Familiar name returns to Roanoke's Henry Street.
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Yesterday the former Henry Street Music Center was christened the Dumas Hotel Music Center.
Total Action Against Poverty officials re- named it in honor of the neighborhood landmark and the black community.
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Next month, TAP will host an annual fundraiser for the center.
Close to one million dollars is needed to complete the renovation.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast-- light rain should end by afternoon. We are expecting a mostly cloudy day with highs around 50.
Tonight, we are expecting variable cloudy skies with lows in the mid 30s.
Tomorrow, some light rain is expected wtih highs in the low 50s... but overnight temperatures will drop into the 20s.
The colder weather stays with us through the weekend, with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20s. cutopen
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8Rail-Merger


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TAPE#96-86
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In Philadelphia last night, Norfolk Southern lost the first official battle in the bidding war for Conrail.
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But Norfolk Southern, one of the largest employers in our area, says it has just begun to fight.
Len Besthoff explains.
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8Lilly


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TAPE#596-34
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One of three men involved in the murder of a Virginia Tech student last year has been sentenced.
Ben Lilly was already given the death penalty--yesterday his younger brother was sentenced for his role in the murder.
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Mark Lilly received a total of 97 years behind bars, but his prison term is suspended after he serves 49 years.
Last December, the body of Alexander Defillipis was found in the Whitethorne
(WHITE-thorn) section of Montgomery County.


He had been shot four times.
Mark Lilly pled guilty to more than a half dozen charges including second degree murder and abduction.
Before sentencing, his mother said she's still in disbelief.
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Mark Lilly will be in his sixties when he's released from prison.
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A third man, Gary Wayne Barker, was sentenced to 53 years in a plea agreement.

8Hibbs


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TAPE#96-82
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Jason Hibbs' trial came to an abrupt end when he changed his plea to guilty of murder and abduction yesterday.
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The 20- year- old Wythe County man was on trial for the death of Ricky Lee Coleman.
Hibbs said he punched Coleman after the 17- year- old got drunk and destructive at his house last January. Hibbs testified he and two friends later stuffed the moaning teenager in the trunk of a car, drove him to a remote road and dumped him over a creek bank. Coleman died from a combination of the alcohol and exposure.
Hibbs testified he thought Coleman would sober up and go home, and said he was sorry that he died.
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Hibbs faces life plus 20 years in prison. Two other defendants, Eric Ball and Eric Wimmer, are still awaiting their trials.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast-- light rain should end by afternoon. We are expecting a mostly cloudy day with highs around 50.
Tonight, we are expecting variable cloudy skies with lows in the mid 30s.
Tomorrow, some light rain is expected wtih highs in the low 50s... but overnight temperatures will drop into the 20s. and lows in the 20s. The colder weather stays with us through the weekend, with highs in the 30s