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Charles Severance Extradited To Virginia

Police want to question Charles Severance in relation to three Alexandria murders.
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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.


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