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Page Murder Suspects Appear in Court :: 05.13.09 3:39 PM

© 2009 Nelson County Life. Austin Griffin (left, from previous arrest photo) and Christopher Meeks are charged with 1st degree murder in the death of Opal Page.

© 2009 Nelson County Life. Austin Griffin (left, from previous arrest photo) and Christopher Meeks are charged with 1st degree murder in the death of Opal Page.

Charlottesville
Albemarle County, Virginia
Austin Griffin and Christopher Meeks remain in a Charlottesville jail this afternoon following a video hearing in front of Nelson County General District Court Judge Joe Serkes. Griffin’s family indicated to the court they would be hiring their own attorney to represent Griffin. Griffin’s attorney, however, had not contacted the court as of early Wednesday afternoon, according to Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks. Because of this, Judge Serkes granted a one week continuation of the hearing.

Meeks was appointed Charlottesville attorney David Heilberg to represent him.

Griffin and Meeks are expected to appear in court again next week. They are both charged with the 1st degree murder of Opal Page, a retired Rockfish River Elementary School teacher’s aide.

Previous coverage here [1].