Blacksburg attorney Joseph Painter declared not guilty
CHRISTIANSBURG — A Blacksburg attorney accused of gun and drug charges was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday, almost 10 months after he was arrested with a former female client outside a motel.
Joseph G. Painter Jr., 66, is now scheduled to soon be transferred to a mental health hospital, where he will remain in custody until doctors determine he’s ready to be reintegrated with the community.
PilotOnline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:32 -0500
More rain was expected overnight, followed by patchy fog early this morning. Lows were expected to stay around 45 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Today more rain is possible throughout the day and ending by about 4 p.m.
PilotOnline.com / Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:14:50 -0500
A drumbeat from the left and the right of the political spectrum has revived outrage over eugenics, a practice designed to create an American master race by preventing people with mental illness, developmental disabilities or epilepsy from having children. State officials estimate that Virginia sterilized 7,325 people under a 1924 state law that remained on the books until 1979.