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In Pittsylvania County, a jury says an Axton man is guilty of killing his wife and should spend 38-years in jail for the crime.
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That was the verdict last night for 29-year old Mark Turner.
He was found guilty of shooting 31-year old Kimberly Turner in the head last October.
The defense claimed the shooting was an accident-- and Mark Turner was too drunk to know what he was doing.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says Turner was mad because he thought his wife was having an affair.
He says alcohol is no excuse.
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Turner is in jail this morning.
Formal sentencing is set for June fifth.
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In another murder case, Danville spree killer Percy Walton got his day before Virginia's highest court yesterday -- where his attorney met some skeptical justices.
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Walton was given the death sentence for the Thanksgiving week 1996 murders of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick, and nearby neighbor Archie Moore.
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Yesterday, Walton's attorney argued other cases with more brutal elements have gotten lighter sentences.
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((OUR POINT IS THAT THE FACTS OF THIS CASE, NO MATTER HOW UNPLEASANT THEY ARE, ARE NOT NEARLY AS EGREGIOUS AS THE FACTS IN THESE SAMPLE CASES.))
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((JUSTICE LEROY HASSELL: THE FACTS ARE PRETTY EGREGIOUS FACTS TO ME. YOU HAVE A FELLOW WHO COMMITS MULTIPLE MURDERS. HE KILLS...HIS OR HER SPOUSE.))
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The court's decision is expected in several weeks.

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There's still one more day -- Governor Gilmore says he will wait to see what the U-S Supreme Court decides today before acting on Secretary of State Madeline Albright's request that he block the execution of a man from Paraguay.
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Angel Francisco Breard is scheduled to die by lethal injection tonight for the 1992 stabbing death of an Arlington woman in her apartment.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Breard's appeal for a stay today.
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A proposed new apartment complex will be the topic of the Botetourt County commission's public hearing next month.


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The brick townhouses would go up on a three acre lot off of Route 2-20.
The site was originally planned for a retirement community.
The county planning commision has already approved the development.
But some neary residents and businesses are voicing opposition for fear of increased traffic and a drop in property values.
The hearing is set for April 21st.
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Checking your Tuesday forecast, rain has been falling early this morning and more is likely for today. Chance of a thunder shower this afternoon with highs reaching the low to mid-60s under partly cloudy skies...

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WEDNESDAY 4/15/98:

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[SUPER=130-/Beulah Preston/Rocky Mount]



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[SUPER=130-/Taylor Johnson/Troutville]



[SUPER=130-50/Mike Sowder/Radford]



[SUPER=130-9/Megan McCormick/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-/Claude May/Madison Heights]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Betty Lawrence/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Jo Whittington/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-51/Sheila Anderson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-4/Charles Lewis/Vinton]



Anniversary:

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it may will challenge the law banning partial birth abortions in Virginia.


Governor Jim Gilmore
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signed the bill into law yesterday, to take effect July first.
The State Capitol ceremony drew such conservative luminaries as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
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((THIS PROCEDURE KNOWN AS PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION IS PARTICULARLY REPULSIVE AND IS NEVER MEDICALLY NECESSARY.))
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Lynchburg Senator Steve Newman co-sponsored the bill.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THE LANGUAGE THAT HAS BEEN TOPPLED IN THE COURTS OF COURSE IS MOSTLY BASED ON THE OHIO LAW, WHICH WAS VAGUE. I THINK EVERYONE UP HERE AGREES THAT IT WAS VAGUE. THIS LAW OF COURSE IS BASED ON THE AMA'S LANGUAGE.))
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THIS IS BASICALLY A COOKIE CUTTER LAW. 22 STATES HAVE ADOPTED LAWS. ALL OF THEM LOOK JUST ABOUT THE SAME. AND ALL OF THEM LOOK JUST SO SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. THIS DOES NOT SEEM TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT FROM 12 OTHER STATES WHO ADOPTED PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BANS AND HAD THE STRUCK DOWN BY THE COURTS AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
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Planned Parenthood of Virginia says the law's vague language could actually prohibit first and second trimester abortions.
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A jury in Pittslyvania County comes back with a guilty verdict in a murder case involving a husband and wife.
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Jurors found the 29-year old Axton man guilty last night.
He was convicted of shooting 31-year old Kimberly Turner in the head last October.
The defense claimed the shooting was an accident-- and Mark Turner was too drunk to know what he was doing.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says Turner was mad because he thought his wife was having an affair.
He says alcohol is no excuse.
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The jury recommended a 38 year prison term.
Formal sentencing is set for June fifth.
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The Dave Matthews Band takes to the stage at Victory stadium this weekend, but already some nearby businesses are expressing concern.
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The Roanoke Civic Center will be shuttling people to and from the Saturday concert.
That has the hospital director at Roanoke Memorial a bit worried.
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((LUCAS SNIPES/RMH HOSPITAL DIRECTOR; THE MAJOR CONCERN FIRST AND FOREMOST IS ACCESS TO THE HOSPITAL. AS A MAJOR TRAUMA CENTER, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE EASY ACCESS FOR THE AMBULANCES AND EMS SYSTEMS.))
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Wiley Drive and Reserve Avenue will be blocked off the day of the concert.
Businesses along the road fear that will mean a loss of customers.
The manager of a Farm, Home and Garden care store says he's been down this road before.
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((TOM BLEVINS/SOUTHERN STATES MGR.; MOST ANY EVENT WHICH REQUIRES THE CLOSING OF RESERVE AVENUE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THIS IS A PROBLEM. AND IT'S USUALLY ON A SATURDAY.))
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An estimated 30-thousand are expected at the show.

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Scattered showers throughout the day today, with a chance of thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 60s.
Tonight looks drier, with skies turning partly cloudy.
Lows in the upper 40s.
The extended outlook is warm and dry for a day...then turning wet again.
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Virginia's highest court heard arguments yesterday for leniency toward multiple murderer Percy Walton.
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Walton was given the death sentence for the Thanksgiving week of 1996 murders of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick, and nearby neighbor Archie Moore.
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Yesterday, Walton's attorney argued other cases with more brutal elements have gotten lighter sentences.
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((OUR POINT IS THAT THE FACTS OF THIS CASE, NO MATTER HOW UNPLEASANT THEY ARE, ARE NOT NEARLY AS EGREGIOUS AS THE FACTS IN THESE SAMPLE CASES.))
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The court's decision is expected in several weeks.

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Some Botetourt county residents and business owners aren't exactly rolling out the welcome mat for a proposed new apartment complex.
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This three-acre field off Route 220 was once slated for a retirement community -- but a 41-unit apartment complex may sprout up here instead.
First developers must sell the idea of brick colonial townhouses for young professionals.
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((RODNEY SPICKARD/DEVELOPER: THE DEMAND FOR APARTMENTS IS HIGH. THERE HASN'T BEEN APARTMENTS BUILT IN DALEVILLE FOR 20 YEARS. AND BOTETOURT COUNTY NEEDS APARTMENTS BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO BUY HOMES OR LAND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BECAUSE THE VALUE OF LAND KEEPS INCREASING EACH YEAR.))
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But neighbors say the apartment complex will cause their property values to DROP.
And nearby businesses dread more cars cutting through their lots.
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((LEE SMITH/NEIGHBOR: THIS IS GOING TO INCREASE TRAFFIC SO MUCH THROUGH THIS AREA THAT IT WILL BE UNSAFE FOR CHILDREN, PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEW FACILITY, AND NEIGHBORS HERE IN CEDAR RIDGE.))
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The Planning Commission has approved the apartment complex -- now it just needs the go-ahead from the Board of Supervisors.
There will be a public hearing April 21st.
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103- year- old Gertrude Jumper lost a lot of her belongings when her house caught fire.
But she ended up making a new friend.
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Wendell Poff doesn't know Jumper very well-- she just rides his bus every so often.
But when he heard her house had burned last week, he did what he thought was right.
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((WENDELL POFF/VALLEY METRO: 103 YEARS OLD AND THEN SOMETHING TRAGIC HAPPENS TO HER, IT JUST HURT ME AWFUL BAD, I KNOW IT HURT HER, AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO LET HER KNOW THAT THE WHOLE WORLD'S NOT BAD.))
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Poff met with Jumper yesterday afternoon and gave her the more than four-hundred- dollars he collected from friends and co- workers in less than a week.
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((GERTRUDE JUMPER: IT'LL HELP A WHOLE LOT BECAUSE, I DON'T GET NO MONEY BUT ONCE A MONTH, WHAT LITTLE THAT IS, BY THE TIME I PAY MY BILLS, WHY, ALL OF THAT'S GONE.))
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The fire that gutted her home started in an abandoned building next- door.

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Turning your attention now to Tuesday's forecast--
Scattered showers and possible thunderstorms today, with seasonable temperatures in the low to mid 60s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.
The extended outlook is calling for...
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