Guilty on all counts- The verdict is returned in Vinton family murder trial.
An Alternate juror in the trial of a Nanny speaks out- saying Louise
Woodward should've been acquitted.
And are you sick of politiics? So is this man but he's laughing about.
News 7 is next.
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A rescue worker says it's the worst car accident he's seen in Montgomery
County in his career.
Authorities confirm three people are dead following a car wreck around nine
The crash happened along route 114 near the Rolling Hills subdivision. Two
cars collided head on, with one person pinned beneath the wreckage.
Some who live in the area say speed may have been a factor in the accident,
but police are still investigating.
Route 114 is now closed from Prices Fork to 460 in both directions.
Police are not releasing the identities of the victims.
It's all over now- except for the ultimate life and death issue.
Earl Bramblett has been convicted of capital murder.
Roanoke county jurors returned FOUR LIFE sentences for first-degree murder
and arson today.
Keith Humphry says they'll return Monday morning to consider a death
IN Q=Guilty on all
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Blaine Hodges' Brother; :09
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SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Atty; :36
SUPER=01-Don Hodges/Blaine Hodges' Brother; :48
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
Guilty on all counts.
Randy Hodges- -a brother of one of the victims- - was so overwhelmed by the
verdict, he loudly thanked the jury in open court.
((I THINK IT WAS JUST A RELIEF TO SEE THAT JUSTICE HAS PREVAILED IN THIS CASE.
When the judge told him to leave, Hodges cursed Bramblett and told him to
"burn in hell."
Bramblett was convicted of setting fire to the Hodges' home- -the house he
often shared with them- -even as he was plotting to kill the entire family.
Though Bramblett thought he'd covered his tracks, State Police Agent Barry
Kessee worked full-time on the case- -day and night for nearly two years-
((IT WAS JUST A VERY TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE CASE. IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER AND GET
IT DONE RIGHT..))
Hodges family members praised the prosecutor and police.
((I PERSONALLY, AND THIS IS PERSONALLY, DON'T FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
HE'S DONE SOMETHING OF THIS NATURE. AND IF HE HADN'T BEEN STOPPED, HE WOULD
HAVE CONTINUED DOING SOMETHING ALONG THIS LINE.))
The extent of Bramblett's prior record consists of a drunk driving arrest
reduced to reckless driving and a bad check charge.
On Monday the jury will hear about the time he was questioned in the
disappearance of two young women in the 80's.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
A Danville teenager who murdered three neighbors then bragged about it in
jail will die for his crimes.
Percy Lavar Walton killed 33-year old Archie Moore and an elderly couple.
Tina Tenret was on hand for his sentencing.
IN Q=One had to be shot
SUPER=01-Bill Fuller/Danville Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last November; :21
OUT Q=News7, Danville
IN Q=We know without any
((BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: ONE HAD TO BE SHOT BEFORE THE
OTHER AND THE TRAUMATIC, DEVASTATING EXPERIENCE IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR THE ONE
WHO WAS SHOT SECOND -- TO KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO THEIR MATE DURING THE
GOLDEN YEARS OF THEIR LIVES.))
OUT Q=of their lives
Percy Levar Walton shot and killed Elizabeth and Jesse Kendrick in their
Walton shot Archie Moore after asking to use his phone. He stole Moore's
Mustang -- telling an inmate he liked driving a dead man's car.
Defense attorney Larry Gott says Walton accepts responsibility for his
crimes and does not deserve to die.
But the Commonwealth's Attorney said Walton had also assaulted his mother --
threatened jailors -- and is dangerous.
IN Q=He is a
((HE IS A SADISTIC, RUTHLESS AND COLD-BLOODED MURDERER WHO HAS NO CONSCIENCE,
NO REMORSE, AND NO RIGHT TO LIVE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY.))
OUT Q=in a civilized society
IN Q=Walton smiled and waved
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WALTON SMILED AND WAVED AT FRIENDS IN THE COURTROOM DURING
TESTIMONY -- BUT HE WAS SERIOUS AND SILENT WHEN THE JUDGE GAVE HIM THREE DEATH
PENALTIES, THREE LIFE SENTENCES, AND 28 YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEALING AND
FIREARMS CHARGES. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
A 19 year old British Nanny is in a Massachusetts women's prison tonight-
Louise Woodward won't be eligible for parole for 15 years.
As Maureen (Ma-HER) Maher reports- Woodward spoke in court today, along with
the parents of 8 month old Matthew Eappen.
SUPER=02-Deborah Eappen/Matthew's Mother;
SUPER=01-Susan Woodward/Defendant's Mother;
OUT Q=CBS News."
((Louise Woodward received the mandatory sentence after being convicted of
second degree murder. As she has all through the trial....the 19-year old au
pair proclaimed her innoncence..
LOUISE WOODWARD: I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.
The parents of eight month old Matthew Eappen were in the court room
too for the sentencing. Deborah Eappen spoke of her loss and how her life has
been turned upside down at the hands of Woodward,someone she trusted with her
DEBORAH EAPPEN: LOUISE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE A CHILD MURDERER ETC.
Two sets of parents have been devastated by the trial-- the eappens, who lost
a baby, and the woodwards whose daughter will now be in jail at least until
Louise woodward's parents were allowed a short visit with their daughter
before she was taken away. susan woodward talked about her feelings and
pledged to fight for her daughter.
SUSAN WOODWARD, DEFENDANT'S MOTHER
THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN. SHE CAN'T BE BURIED IN AN AMERICAN PRISON.
FOR SOMETHING SHE DIDN'T DO..IT'S NOT FAIR.
MAUREEN MAHER/CBS NEWS: AN APPEAL IS LIKELY.
MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS))
The Judge in the case has overturned a murder conviction before- but legal
experts say it's unlikely.
The judge could also reduce the conviction to manslaughter which doesn't
carry a life sentence.
A hearing is set for Tuesday.
Prosecutors say they expect both the verdict and the sentence to hold up.
((MARTHA COAKLEY/PROSECUTOR: THIS IS A DIFFICULT CASE. PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND
CHILD ABUSE FATALITIES. IT HAS TO BE EXPLAINED. IT WAS EXPLAINED IN THIS CASE
AND THE AVERAGE PERSON SEEING A 19 YEAR OLD MIGHT THING SHE COULDN'T DO IT.
THAT'S ALWAYS THE PROBLEM IN CHILD ABUSE CASES THE ABUSERS DO NOT APPEAR LIKE
PEOPLE WHO MIGHT DO THIS.))
OUT Q=MIGHT DO THIS."
In the court of public opinion many wondered how the courtroom
jury could've come up with a guilty verdict.
In fact, one of the alternate jurors is wondering the same thing. Robert
Mangold said he and the other three alternates disagree with the verdict.
((PATHOLOGY IS WHAT CONVINCED ME AND PEOPLE DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME. I WAS
WONDERING IF THEE PEOPLEWERE LISTENING TO THE SAME CASE AS I WAS THE LAST THREE
WEEKS. THEY DID NOT PROVE IT BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.))
OUT Q=a reasonable doubt."
Mangold said the testimony was highly technical- medical evidence and he
says science doesn't lie.
Toss to Robin in WX Center
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Coming up next on the newscast, a noted writer says Americans should find
humor in politics,
and we'll see how retirement has created a political void in the 22nd
district, and we'll meet the women who want to fill it.
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Republican John Hager is clearing up where he stands on affirmative
action... sort of.
The lieutenant governor candidate made waves weeks ago by saying he'd favor
California's Proposition 209.
That measure bars California colleges from considering race as a factor when
Virginia's current policy is to let colleges use racial preferences if they
But in an interview with a Richmond TV station, Hager confuses the issue,
saying he now supports Virginia's stance because it--
IN Q=Does allow
((DOES ALLOW, BUT DOES NOT MANDATE....MIXED UP, MIKE.))
OUT Q=mixed up, Mike.
Democratic opponent L.F. Payne says HE favors Virginia's system.
Come January, a new face will occupy the 22nd District seat in the House of
Republican Joyce Crouch is stepping down after she and her husband spent two
decades representing Campbell County in Richmond.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, both parties have waged a tough battle to pick
up her open seat.
IN Q=If you had
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kathy Byron/(R) 22nd District Candidate; :20
SUPER=01-Kaye Lipscomb/(D) 22nd District Candidate; :27
OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.
(( If you had asked either Kathy Byron or Kaye Lipscomb a year ago whether they
ever envisioned a foray into politics, both would have told you "no".
Yet, in the wake of Joyce Crouch's retirement from her 22nd District House
seat, each saw an opportunity to give something back.. by supporting public
education and creating more jobs for their community.
IN Q=I wanted to
((KATHY BYRON/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I WANTED TO TAKE MY BUSINESS
EXPERIENCE TO RICHMOND WITH ME TO MAKE THAT FOUNDATION EVEN STRONGER.))
OUT Q=even stronger.
IN Q=It was only
((KAYE LIPSCOMB/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT WAS ONLY WHEN I BEGAN TO
CONSIDER THE OUTCOME OF NOT DOING IT..))
OUT Q=not doing it.
The not- so- subtle hint is that Lipscomb, a real estate broker, might not
be running had the Republicans fielded a better candidate.
Her campaign has blasted Byron's telemarketing business for a 1990 fraud
complaint lodged by the Attorney General.
IN Q=Mrs. Byron
((LIPSCOMB: MRS. BYRON HAS REPEATEDLY SAID THAT SHE WOULD TAKE HER BUSINESS
PRACTICE AND HER BUSINESS EXPERIENCE TO RICHMOND, FOR THAT REASON THE VOTERS OF
THIS DISTRICT CERTAINLY DESERVE TO KNOW WHAT HER RECORD IS. AND HER RECORD IS
UNFORTUNATELY, A RATHER FLAWED ONE.))
OUT Q=flawed one.
IN Q=I haven't done
((BYRON: I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG, SO WHEN SOMEONE USES HALF- TRUTHS AND
INNUENDOS TO PULL AWAY FROM THAT AND SLANDER SOMEONE, THAT'S JUST NOT THE WAY
THAT YOU SHOULD CAMPAIGN.))
OUT Q=should campaign.
((HOW YOU DOING? FIGHTING HARD?))
Byron's campaign strategy has been to enlist high- profile help from the
state party and ride Joyce Crouch's endorsement to the polls.
Lipscomb has the backing of the NRA, the Virginia Education Association and
the local editorial page.
What it all means to the voters will be determined next Tuesday.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
This late in the campaign season, there are probably not many people in
America who aren't sick of politics.
Those are the words of P-J O'Rourke, a man who makes his living making fun of
The conservative writer was at Roanoke College tonight.
He gave a lecture about people who complain about politicians.
And one issue he's tackling is the Virginia governor's race.
IN Q=Think about politics
((P.J. O'ROURKE/POLITICAL HUMORIST: THINK ABOUT POLITICS WHEN IT GETS DOWN TO
A GUBERNATORIAL RACE WHERE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STATES IN THE NATION IS
BEING FOUGHT OVER A CAR TAX. ))
((DO PEOPLE NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT? I MEAN, AREN'T THERE SOME ISSUES,
SOME SERIOUS SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES? ))
SUPER=01-P.J. O'Rourke/Political Humorist;
OUT Q=SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
O'Rourke says Americans bring it on themselves by asking politicians to solve
all of society's problems.
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After this break,
we'll meet some Virginia Tech students who are getting an education in the
buisness side of cattle ranching.
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A group of Virginia Tech students is getting some real life lessons about
A special program is teaching them about dollar and cents from the other
side of an animal auction.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=Melissa Doernberg has
SUPER=01-Melissa Doernberg/VA Tech Student; :09 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Dan Eversole/VA Tech Professor; :45
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
(( Melissa Doernberg has been taking care of her cow Vicky since September
first, but now it's time for the heifer to find a new caretaker.
SOT 00.59.12 - 00.59.15
IN Q=I hope she
((MELISSA DOERNBERG/VA TECH STUDENT: I HOPE SHE BRINGS A LOT.))
OUT Q=brings a lot.
Doernberg is one of 67 students in the livestock merchandising class at
They're hosting the Third Annual Hokie Harvest Sale.
Buyers made bids for cattle such as these Angus cows and trotting phillies
like Harmony, whose mother netted close to 100 thousand dollars on the race
SOT 01.38.05 - 01.38.16
IN Q=Aside from textbooks
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: ASIDE FROM TEXTBOOKS AND LECTURES THE PROJECT IS
MEANT TO GIVE STUDENTS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT TAKES TO GET A CATTLE
SUCH AS THESE TO GO FOR A HIGH PRICE.))
OUT Q=a high price.
SOT 00.47.44 - 00.47.53
IN Q=Regardless of what
((DAN EVERSOLE/VA TECH PROFESSOR: REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY DO , THEY MAY BE IN
SALESMANSHIP OR HAVE TO SALE SOMETHING LATER ON AND AT LEAST THEY CAN MAYBE TAP
BACK TO THIS WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL.
Proceeds from sale will go back into Virginia Tech's agricultural
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
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After this break, Roy Stanley will tell us if Halloween has been scary for
area football teams,
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The race for the Roanoke Valley District got even hotter tonight. Over at
Franklin County, William fleming remained undefeated beating the Eagles 28 to
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The Eagles run onto the field trailing the Colonels at halftime.
On third and goal at the one, Fleming's Sherman Lea handoffs to Lee Suggs
he scores over the right side to make it 15 to 3 Colonels.
Then in the fourth quarter SUPER=36-William Fleming/28/Franklin
Co./3/;Fleming's Doug Taborn takes this punt and goes down the sideline for 39
yard touchdown return the Colonels led 22 to 3 and Fleming wins it 28 to 3.
Down at Victory Stadium tonight Pulaski County put down a strong effort for
their teammate Lee Cook who died on this field two weeks ago beating Patrick
Henry 42 to 27.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Cougars vs Patriots; :
Before kickoff P-H presented the Cook family with a check for 500-dollars
for the Lee Cook Football Scholarship fund.
The Cougars wasted little time getting on the scoreboard. On their first
drive fullback Craig Hodge blows up the middle for a 29 yard touchdown run to
make it 7 to nothing 2 minutes into the game.
Patrick Henry answered through the air as quarterback Devon "Boo" Battle
finds SUPER=36-Pulaski Co./42/Patrick Henry/27/;Chad Giles on this long bomb
and the game was tied at 7 to 7 in the first quarter but the Cougars pull away
in the second half to win it 42 to 27.
This afternoon the North Cross
Raiders tried avoiding their first winless season as they would face their
cross town rival Roanoke Catholic.
VO-NAT eng #
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
Prior to the teams facing off, the captains met at mid-field for the coin
The Raiders receive the opening kick and marched to the Catholic 5, but Glenn
Mackey fumbles a hand-off into the endzone its recovered by the Celtics' Eddie
Massello for the touchback.
Roanoke Catholic would take advantage of this as Tony Reed charges
SUPER=36-Roanoke Catholic/16/North Cross/0/;in for the 2 yard score, capping
an 80 yard drive early in the 2nd quarter. Catholic lead 7-nothing and the
Celtics win it 16 to nothing.
We'll have 15 games on Friday Football Extra tonight and that's no trick
but first lets check in on some of the scores from tonight's action this
WIPE TO MOTION
IN Q=first score
OUT Q= ......last score.
SUPER=55-Lebanon/Sat./Lee/1:30 p.m./Laurel Park/21/Martinsville/7/Halifax
SUPER=55-Riverheads/28/James River/22/Pulaski Co./42/Patrick Henry/27/Craig
SUPER=55-Grayson Co./19/Rural Retreat/20/Dan
SUPER=55-Fieldale-Col./10/Magna Vista/28/Northwood/7/George Wythe/31/Floyd
SUPER=55-Bland Co./0/Ft. Chiswell/36/Narrows/20/Galax/30/Covington/27/Bath
SUPER=55-Wm. Fleming/28/Franklin Co./3/Liberty/7/Jefferson
The Virginia Cavaliers remain in the conference this weekend as they travel
to Maryland to take on the Terps.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Seminoles vs Cavaliers; :
The Cavaliers must also get over last weekend's loss to the Seminoles of
And if you listen to head coach George Welsh, the Terps are becoming a team
to deal with as the season nears its end.
IN Q="They got...
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVA Head Coach; :
OUT Q=........football game."
V-M-I is looking for its first win of the season and the Keydets will
attempt to get it this weekend when they travel to Western Carolina a team Head
coach Ted Cain said is similar to the Keydets.
IN Q="they Have some
((TED CAIN/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......of a victory."
Tomorrow in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech will take on Alabama-Birmingham for
the first time at one thirty.
Liberty University is at home tomorrow at Williams Stadium for a game with
Cal Poly kickoff is one thirty.
Ferrum has a big game at home tomorrow when the Panthers host the Wasps of
Emory and Henry at one Thirty.
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And a big ODAC game at Washington and Lee as the Generals welcome
Bridgewater. Kickoff is also one thirty.
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And coming up, The N-B-A opened tonight the Roanoke Express was back in the
Roundhouse tonight taking on Charlotte. and the Winston Cup Drivers were at
Phoenix today (----------------)
And Bobby Hamilton put the Richard Petty Pontiac on the pole for the Dura
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After a week off, the roanoke Express and the Charlotte Hornets hit the ice
tonight at the Roundhouse.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Checkers; :
Dave Gagnon being introduced to the fans just before the face off with the
And Gagnon would be tested early and often on this play he turns away the
Checker shot with this kick save early in the first period with no score in the
But the Express would get on the SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Charlotte/4/;board in
the first period. Chris Lipsett fakes behind the goal slipping the pass to
J.F. Tremblay who guides it in for a 1 to nothing lead Roanoke wins it 5 to 4
on a Todd Norman goal in a shootout.
Five Days ago he won at Rockingham and Bobby Hamilton is in the spot light
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/SPEEDVISION; :
Hamilton, driving the Richard Petty S-T-P Pontiac, captured the pole
position for Sunday's Dura Lube 500 with a speed of 131 point 579 miles per
Points leader Jeff Gordon, who can wrap up the championship with a second
place finish qualified 12-th.
And here's the rest of the top 25.
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SUPER=107-1. Bobby Hamilton/131.579/2. Jimmy Spencer//3. Rusty Wallace//4.
Bobby Labonte//5. Rick Mast//;
SUPER=107-6. Ken Schrader//7. Dale Earnhardt//8. Johnny Benson//9. Dale
Jarrett//10. Lake Speed//;
SUPER=107-11. Kenny Irwin Jr//12. Jeff Gordon//13. Dick Trickle//14. Mark
Martin//15. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=107-16. Derrike Cope//17. Geoff Bodine//18. Joe Nemechek//19. Darrell
Waltrip//20. Steve Grissom//
SUPER=107-21. Kenny Wallace//22. Jeremy Mayfield//23. Ted Musgrave//24. Robert
Pressley//25. Ernie Irvan//
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR."
Last night in Rosalia, Kansas it was a trick play that no one had ever seen
before and lets take a look at it on tonight's extra point.
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The Rosalia quarterback said it was the wrong ball as he headed to the bench
to get the ball his coach was tossing in the air he ran to the goal line while
the Elk Valley Players just looked on...Trick or Treat.
And here's the scores on opening night in the N-B-A.
WIPE TO BOARDS
OUT Q=........last score."
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SUPER=334-Increasing/Cloudiness/45-48/Rain Heavy/At Times/54-56;
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******VIDEO OF THE DAY****
From Broadway dancers to space aliens--New York's Greenwich Village has is
celebrating Halloween with style.
For an area already known for its extravagance, the Village pulls out all
the stops for its annual Halloween parade.
With a devilish reputation for flair, the parade draws thousands to 6th
The annual event attracts an older crowd of trick-or-treaters, who enjoy
music, mayhem and merriment.
And with all the ghouls, goblins and vampires that showed up tonight--New
York may become the city that never sleeps....until after dawn.
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