WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Charles Severance Extradited To Virginia

Police want to question Charles Severance in relation to three Alexandria murders.
WV Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority
Police want to question Charles Severance in relation to three Alexandria murders.

A man Alexandria Police want to question in relation to three high-profile murders was brought to Loudoun County Monday afternoon after being extradited from West Virginia.

According to a booking officer at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail, Charles Severance was taken by US Marshals at 2 p.m. Monday to Virginia's Loudoun County, where he faces an unrelated gun charge.

A Loudoun County General District Court judge is expected to present Charles Severance with the charges against him today. Prosecutors there say he broke the law by being in possession of a firearm, which is illegal because he's a convicted felon. The Loudoun judge is expected to set a bond for Severance, and then set a date for a preliminary hearing within a week.

Police have not named Severance as a suspect in any of three fatal shootings, which occurred between 2003 and February 2014. But they do want to question him, and searched a pond near his parent's home for evidence last month.

Severance's lawyer says the firearms warrant is a sham, and a pretext to hold him related to unsolved Alexandria killings despite a lack of evidence.

Severance, a former Alexandria resident, made an impression in the city more than a decade ago as a fringe candidate for mayor and Congress. People remember him showing up in all black for debates, complete with dark sunglasses and gloves.

NPR

Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
NPR

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

NPR

Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.