Was this teen insane when he shot his neighbor. A jury decides tonight.
This question for O-J Simpson: Did you kill your ex wife. We'll find out his
Some nursing home residents have to move- An update on that story.
Plus toys kids love that don't cost a fortune.
News 7 is next.
A Campbell County jury spent close to five hours finding a Gladys teen
guilty of first degree murder tonight.
The panel decided 17-year old Lewis "Trey" Mize DID know right from wrong
the night he shot and killed his neighbor, Roger Vassar Junior.
During his three-day trial, psychiatrists had offered different opionions as
to whether Mize was legally insane at the time of the murder.
IN Q=The law is
((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE LAW IS THEY HAD TO DETERMINE AT THE TIME
OF THE SHOOTING THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG, AND THAT'S A VERY HARD
STANDARD FOR ANYONE TO MEET. AND I KNOW IT WAS TOUGH ON THE JURY, REASONABLE
PEOPLE CAN HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS.))
((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: THE ISSUE WAS WHETHER HE KNEW WHAT HE DID AT THE TIME
WAS WRONG AND I THINK THAT WAS OBVIOUS FROM THE EVIDENCE. HE PROBABLY WAS, AS
DR. SCOTT SAID, HAVING PROBLEMS THEN, HE CLEARLY HAS 'EM NOW. BUT THE EVIDENCE
SHOWS THAT HE KNEW WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG AND AS I SAID TO THE JURY, THAT WAS
THE MAIN ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :15
OUT Q=was the main issue.
Mize will remain held without bond while a pre-sentence report is prepared.
Judge J. Samuel Johnston also ordered Mize undergo another sanity
examination before sentencing.
O-J Simpson raised his right hand and and swore to the tell the truth-
He denied killing his ex wife- claimed he's never hit her and told the
jury she lied when writing in her diary.
Dave Fehling reports.
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/CBS News; 1:12
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((O-J Simpson appeared weary as he walked into his Los Angeles home
After under-going an often dramatic grilling in his first-ever sworn
testimony in open court.
For hours, he was relentlessly questioned by Daniel Petrocelli, the
attorney for the Goldman family who believes Simpson killed Ronald Goldman and
Simpson's ex-wife Nicole.
PETROCELLI: YOU WENT TO NICOLE'S CONDO AND KILLED HER.
SIMPSON: THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE
PETROCELLI: AND YOU KILLED RONALD GOLDMAN.
SIMPSON: THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE.
Petrocelli then led Simpson through each of the accusations that he raced
back to his house, sneaked behind the guesthouse, dripping blood in the foyer
of the main house.
Simpson denied it all, but did agree there is no one he can identify who can
account for his wherabouts that night between 9:35 and 10:55.
Earlier, Petrocelli confronted Simpson with huge blow-ups of his
ex-wife's bruised faced, photos taken new years night 1989 after a fight they
had that sent her to the hospital.
Simpson admitted they may have wrestled, but he repeatedly denied
ever having hit her.
DAVE FEHLING LOS ANGELES:
SIMPSON MAINTAINED IT WAS NICOLE WHO WAS THE ABUSIVE ONE, AND THAT
IT WAS SHE WHO WAS OBSESSED WITH HIM. HE'LL BE BACK ON THE STAND
MONDAY. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))
That baby boy found dead in a trash bin in Delaware was born alive and
The State health department says the boy was born full-term, with no birth
The attorney for one of the teens charged in the murder had suggested the
child was stillborn.
Police say Brian Peterson Junior helped girlfriend Amy Grossberg
deliver the baby, then they dumped the
newborn in a trash bin.
The medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide, saying the
baby died from blunt trauma to the head and shaking.
The man charged with shooting and wounding a Danville police officer is
already familiar with the court system.
30-year old Marlow Andre Farmer is being held without bond for shooting
officer Dennis Haley.
It happened last night during a drug raid at 321-Moffett Street.
Police Chief Neal Morris says his men repeatedly announced themselves before
knocking the back door down.
Haley was still outside when he was shot once in the neck.
A check of Farmer's criminal record shows he's been charged several times
for malicious damage, assault and battery.
IN Q=Of course,
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:OF COURSE WE CAN'T COMMENT ON ANY PRIOR
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, OR RECORD THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS, WE DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO
PREJUDICE THIS CASE, WE WANT THIS CASE TO BE TRIED ON IT'S OWN MERITS. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=it's own merits.
Farmer was charged with the attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Haley, meanwhile, is expected to make a full recovery.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, we'll tell you why time is running out for some
food stamp recipients,
and residents of one area nursing home get some bad news today...they're going
to have to find a new home soon.
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 1.17 feet/Down 4.94 feet;Lake levels
Health officials spent most of the day telling some residents at a Clifton
Forge nursing home why they had to move.
Shenandoah Manor will lose its medicaid funding because it failed its latest
health department inspection.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/One-On-One Set
Jay Moore was in Clifton Forge today.
Jay, how are health officials dealing with this situation?
Jean, they're currently trying to find new places for these residents to
In all, 35 residents will have to move within the next 30 days.
IN Q=He considers this
SUPER=07-Dave Mann; :00
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :14
SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans; :23
SUPER=01-Deborah Petrine/Colonial Care Mgmt. Group; :46
OUT Q=the time deadline.
IN Q=He considers this
((DAVE MANN: HE CONSIDERS THIS TO BE HIS HOME. I THINK IF HE'S MOVED OUT OF
THIS HOME IT'LL BREAK HIS SPIRIT. I DON'T THINK HE'LL LIVE 30 DAYS.))
OUT Q=live 30 days.
Shenandoah Manor was told back in May it would have to work on several
problems with patient care.
After two more health department inspections, the state decided enough was
IN Q=Each time the
((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LOA: EACH TIME THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WENT BACK TO CONDUCT
AN INSPECTION THERE WERE A COUPLE TIME IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS THE NURSING HOME
WAS FOUND TO BE OUT OF COMPLIANCE.))
OUT Q=out of compliance.
Shenandoah Manor has seen several changes in the last six months.
A new owner took over the home in May.
In June, the owner brought in Roanoke's Colonial Care Management Group.
It specializes in working with troubled facilities.
IN Q=A tremendous improvement
((DEBORAH PETRINE/COLONIAL CARE MGMT. GROUP: A TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT HAS BEEN
MADE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO GET PASS THE DEADLINE.))
OUT Q=the time deadline.
( ad lib)
The group has filed an appeal on some of the discrepancies.
And there's a chance it could get another shot at getting back the homes'
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay
Jay, are there other nursing homes in Alleghany County that can accept these
Jean there are only two other skilled nursing homes in Alleghany County.
The Liberty House in Clifton Forge can take on about 20 residents while the
Brian Center Nursing Care in Low Moor only has room for 2...so that could force
13 residents to seek care outside the Alleghany County area.
It's been one year since a Hollins College student was stabbed to death at
her Fairfax home.
Still fellow students and faculty are trying to cope with Ann Harper's
The school's chaplain says members of the Hollins community still attend
support groups because of the tragedy.
IN Q=The biggest
((JAN FULLER-CARRUTHERS/HOLLINS COLLEGE CHAPLAIN: THE BIGGEST ISSUE THAT WE'VE
DEALT WITH IS THE LOSS. MOST OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN IT WAS A
MURDER, BUT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO STAY THERE. WE CAN'T LIVE THINKING ABOUT A
MURDER. WE'VE GONE ON TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE MISSING. ))
SUPER=01-Jan Fuller-Carruthers/Hollins College Chaplain;
OUT Q=we're missing
Harper was visiting her family during Thanksgiving vacation when she was
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23, 1995;
After the murder, the house was set ablaze.
Police still haven't made an arrest in the case.
Virginia food stamp recipients are getting a little something else from the
state this Thanksgiving: a deadline.
State officials are racing to meet their own deadline to get warnings of a
new federal requirement in the mail by today.
20-Thousand of the 450- thousand Virginians who get food stamps must get a
job within three months-- or lose benefits.
But whether they're complying, will be tough to track on the state's
troubled social services computer system.
SOT TAPE TWO 13:42:50
IN Q=No state
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: NO STATE HAS THE COMPUTER
CAPABILITY TO TRACK THESE REQUIREMENTS. AND SO WE ARE LOOKING TO AUGMENT OUR
ADAPT SYSTEM SO IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE ABLE TO TRACK THOSE REQUIREMENTS. AND
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT MANUALLY UNTIL WE HAVE SOME AUTOMATED HELP IN
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
OUT Q=that regard.
The new work-for-food-stamps requirement is fallout on Virginia from federal
Most other reforms the Commonwealth is putting in place are part of the
state's own legislative package.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, in just a few minutes, Steve Mason will take a look at
tonight's playoff action,
and we'll see how area rescue squads are dealing with the issue of response
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC= Fire Series
During an emergency seconds count. And when you dial 9-1-1 you assume
your call for help will be answered quickly.
But there are many factors that effect respone time.
Denise Allen has more in a special series of reports on Emergency Services
in Southwest Virginia.
IN Q=The Phone
SUPER=10-July 6/Eula Tribbett/Fire Victim; :05
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 6; :16
SUPER=01-Joyce Harper/Hollins Rd. EMS Capt.; :54
SUPER=01-Nancy Stultz/Roanoke Co. Resident; 1:21
OUT Q=News 7 FAIRFAX COUNTY.
SOT TAPE 96-53
IN Q=the phone rang
((EULA TRIBBETT/HOME OWNER: THE PHONE RANG AND I GOT UP TO ANSWER IT AND WHILE
I WAS TALKING A BIG PUFF OF SMOKE CAME UP IN MY FACE. I HUNG UP AND RAN OUT.))
OUT Q=and ran out
Fire devastated Eula Tribbett's Roanoke County home back in July.
Tribbett and her neighbors say it took fire fighters at least 15 minutes to
County officials say the response time was nine minutes.
On that Saturday afternoon the nearest station--Hollins Road Number
Five--was undermanned. Like the rest of the Roanoke County Fire Department it
is staffed by volunteers on weekends, weekday nights and holidays.
Paid rescue workers are at the stations Monday through Friday from six to
Tribbett is still rebuilding her house.
Authorities say since that fire some changes have been made to improve
IN Q= we have day
((JOYCE HARPER/HOLLINS RD. EMS CAPTAIN: WE HAVE DAY DUTY GROUPS NOW THAT ARE
ASSIGNED TO SATURDAY DAY AND SUNDAY DAY AND THEY ARE HERE. AND THEY MAY SIT
HER EIGHT, TEN, 12 HOURS AND NEVER RUN A CALL, BUT THEY MAY SIT HERE AND COME
IN AND RUN CALLS THE WHOLE TIME THEY'RE HERE.))
OUT Q=they're here
For Nancy and Carl Stultz that means peace of mind.
In October Nancy thought Carl was having a heart attack.
She says the Hollins Road rescue team responded quickly to her early morning
call for help.
IN Q=THEY WERE CONCERNED
((NANCY STULTZ/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: THEY WERE CONCERNED WITH HIM BUT THEY DID
ASK ME TOO, "ARE YOU O KAY?" I THOUGHT THEY WERE VERY CARING. I DON'T THINK
THEY COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING ANY BETTER ))
OUT Q=ANYTHING ANY BETTER
Response time is an issue because it can mean the difference between life
For example "The Annuals of Emergency Medicine" reports a 10 minute response
time by a rescue squad equipped with advanced life support results in a zero
percent survival rate for heart attack victims.
The survival rate is seven percent if the same squad responds in four
When more advanced emergency treatment is provided quickly the survival rate
jumps to 28 percent.
Also when Roanoke county officials say it took nine minutes for units to
respond, it doesn't necessarily mean they reached the scene nine minutes after
the call to 9-1-1.
The response time starts after rescue workers mark the truck en-route and
ends when they reach the incident.
If no one is staffing the fire stations, the reaction time increases.
Roanoke county officials say they are studying the possibility of
establishing a uniform response time goal.
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MOST FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE VOLUNTEER
OF A COMBINATION OF PAID AND VOLUNTEER PERSONNEL.
TOMORROW ON OUR SERIES WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE
DEPARTMENT AND HOW THAT COUNTY IS HANDLING THE CHALLENGES OF A SHRINKING BUDGET
AND GROWING POPULATION AND HOW VOLUNTEERS FIT INTO THE PICTURE.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 FAIRFAX COUNTY.))
Soft Music Under
Still to come on our broadcast,
we'll see what experts are calling the best buys in the Christmas toy market.
MUSIC UP FULL
Just a little while ago. Virginia tailback Tiki Barber and his twin
briefly took the Cave Spring mid night madness spotlight away from the
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
The dynamic duo was in town to have their former high school football
Cave Spring fans gave the twin powers a huge reception. Tiki and Ronde are
the first players to ever have their numbers retired.
((TIKI BARBER/HAD JERSEY RETIRED:))
((RONDE BARBER/HAD JERSEY RETIRED:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Had Jersey Retired; :00
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Had Jersey Retired; :
Pulaski County represented the Barbers old District tonight as the RVD
power played host to Brooke Point in the Division 5 Northwest Region
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Blackhawks vs. Cougars; :00
Joel Hicks had his Cougars ready to attack the Blackhawks, but the
visitors had other plans.
In the first quarter, Daniel Davis takes the handoff, breaks through the
line on his way to an 86 yard gallop dow the right side line, right past the
Pulaski bench to set up the games first touchdown. 2 plays later they score.
SUPER=36-Brooke Point/42/Pulaski Co./14;
Pulaski's Craig Hodge put the Cougars on the board with some special teams
play. he returns this punt 59 yards for the TD, But Brooke Point wins 42 to 14.
Staunton River was hoping to keep it's playoff record perfect as the
Golden Eagles marched into Salem tonight to face the Spartans.
SUPER=03-Salem/Golden Eagles vs. Spartans; :00
To the Division 4, regional III title game we go....This guy has his
hunting attire on...who would be the prey tonight???
Salem took the first shot. On their first possession...the Spartans score.
Chris Stuart caps a 6 play, 65 yard drive with this 10 yard touchdown run and
Salem led 7-zip with about 8 minutes left in the first quarter.
Staunton Rivers Kevin Jenkins booted a 26 yard field goal in the second
quarter, Salem led 7-3 at the break and the Spartans advance to the state semi
finals with the 27-3 win.
In the Division 2, Region C title tilt, Chilhowie made the trek to Giles to
face Steve Ragsdale and his Spartans.
SUPER=03-Giles/Warriors vs. Spartans; :00
The Chilhowie Warriors extended a friendly hand hand shake before the
Warrior quarterback Harley Davidson keeps the rock and sneaks in from 2 yards
out but the Spartans still had the lead 9-7.
The Giles offensive machine kept SUPER=36-Giles/30/Chilhowie/15;
churning. Shawn Vaught takes the handoff and goes in for an easy 5 yard
touchdown jaunt and Giles moves on to the state final four. now, here's the
numbers from the other playoff games.
wipe to boards!!
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=..last score
SUPER=55-Abingdon/8/Grundy/42/Magna Vista/7/Gate City/21/Bland Co./0/Rural
SUPER=55-Staunton River/3/Salem/27/Hargrave/27/Fork Union/20/Godwin/7/Thomas
SUPER=55-J. Madison/28/McLean/10/Stonewall Jackson/21/Strasburg/8/Jefferson
SUPER=55-James Monroe/Sat./Brulon/1:30/Sherando/Sat./Loudoun Co./1:30/Stuarts
SUPER=55-King William/Sat./Northlumberland/1:30/Charles City/Sat./Surry
Still to come tonight, highlights from the Lord Botetourt/William Byrd girls
state semi final basketball showdown from Bristol,
and we will check in with the Hokies to get their thoughts on playing West
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly
The 5th meeting between Lord Botetourt and William Byrd in now in the
books. The Lady CFavaliers beat The Lady terriers 51-41 to advance to
tomorrow's state championship game where they will meet Charlottesville at 3pm
at Virginia High in Bristol.
SUPER=03-Bristol/William Byrd vs. Lord Botetourt; :00
The fans in Bristol were dancing before this one, knowing it would be a
classic battle of two Blue Ridge Powers.
The Terriers would open the scoring with Brandy Allen taking the feed in the
lane and bouncing the rock in for an early two point Terrier lead.
Lord Botetourt would get on the board when Katrina Elliott dished this pass
to Aimee Bird, who hits nothing but net on the long jumper.
The Terriers would play team ball , as Erin Caldwell passes to Stephanie
Parnell in the lane for another short jumper off the glass for 2 more points.
SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/51/William Byrd/41;
Sarah Hicks would then steal the show, with the steal at halfcourt and the
driving score to cut the Byrd lead to 4 points.
And Botetourt advances with the 51-41 win to reach the state championship
Wipe to boards!!!
IN Q=first score
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SUPER=0098-/Boston College///Brown/////Indiana///Saint Louis////;
SUPER=0098-/George Washington///Holy Cross/////Iowa///Western Illinois////;
Tomorrow, Virginia Tech and West Virginia hook up at Lane Stadium Worsham
The Mountaineers have the top ranked defense in the nation and they will be
at full strength on offense for the Tech game.
((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach;
OUT Q=......good football."
The Hokies are 8 and 1 overall and 5 and 1 in the Big East. West Virginia
comes to town 8 and 2 and 4 and 2 in the conference.
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST FOOTBALL
The West Virginia defense has been focussed on trying to figure out how to
handle Tech's massive offensvie line that averages over 300 pounds a man.
IN Q="It's just...
((CANUTE CURTIS/WEST VIRGINIA LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Canute Curtis/West Virginia Linebacker; :00
OUT Q=...OF THEIR OFFENSE.
SUPER=330-Clear & Cold/Wind N-10/22-24/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/48-50;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Wind N-10/24-26/Sunny Skies/Wind SW-10/50-53;
SUPER=332-Clear & Cold/Light Wind/18-22/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/48-50;
SUPER=333-Decreasing/Cloudiness/20-22/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/43-46;
SUPER=334-Clouds Early/Slow Clearing/18-20/Sunny Skies/Wind W-10/45-49;
Toys- its what kids want and what clears out parents wallets.
OUT Q=play in build railway for 20 dollars."
(( But consumer experts say there are high quality toys that won't break the
They recommend Cray-ola's treasure box kit- It comes with cardboard boxes,
glitter glue and paint.
It's for kids five and older and costs ten dollars.
What about this for the race fan. Cool clay racers.
The kit makes four cars- It's for kids seven and up. It's .... dollars.
The Penguin shuffle by Milton Bradley is a favorite with preschoolers.
Catchy music, but be careful- one extra waddle and the penguin could go down
It's 20 dollars.
And little Girls love the Push a Pal stroller for 20.
THEY LIKE TO DRIVE IT AROUND AND PRETEND THEY'RE A MOM. IT'S EASY TO GET BABY
AND THERE'S A PLACE TO PUT THE TOYS.
These junior postal workers are having fun making letters and postcards-
The Tyco Post office set is ten dollars.
Or how about the Megaville build-n-play Railway for 20 dollars.))