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Defendant In Opal Page Murder Case Makes Thursday Nelson Court Appearance : 7.16.09

[ 6 ] July 16, 2009 |
©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : 19 year old Christopher Meeks is escorted by deputies into a Nelson County, Virginia court Thursday. Click on any photo to enlarge.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : 19 year old Christopher Meeks is escorted by deputies into a Nelson County, Virginia court Thursday. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Lovingston
Nelson County, Virginia

On May 7, 2009 Opal Page of Afton was found murdered in her home. Police say 19 year old Christopher Meeks is one of the Nelson County men responsible. Thursday morning, Meeks was escorted from an Albermarle jail cell to circuit court in Lovingston. Meeks’ defense team filed a motion with the court to ask that capital murder defense attorneys be appointed to the case as well. A motion, according to law enforcement authorities, that was denied by Judge J. Michael Gamble. It was a technical motion that will most likely be heard by the court again at a later date.

Meeks and 19 year old Austin Griffin were charged with the first degree murder of Opal Page, a retired school teacher’s aide at Rockfish River Elementary School in Afton, Virginia. Authorities developed the case against the pair rather quickly and made the arrests four days later on May 11th. The two have remained in jail without bond as the case preparation continues by the VA Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : 19 year-old Austin Griffin is led to a bond hearing on May 11th after his arrest, by Sheriff David Brooks.(right) Inv. Becky Adcock, Capt. Ron Roberson, and Inv Paul McCormick accompany Griffin.

©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : 19 year-old Austin Griffin is led to a bond hearing on May 11th after his arrest, by Sheriff David Brooks.(right) Inv. Becky Adcock, Capt. Ron Roberson, and Inv Paul McCormick accompany Griffin.

©2009 NCL Magazine : VA State Police Investigators at the scene of Opal Page's murder May 7th.

©2009 NCL Magazine : VA State Police Investigators at the scene of Opal Page's murder May 7th.

Both Meeks and Griffin are scheduled to be in court again in late September 2009.

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  1. noble mcclellan says:

    I know the people of Nelson must be relieved that the murders Have been apprehended. Opal Page was a gentle woman and loved in Nelson. Her murder was so unjustified and hopefully these fellows will be charged and convicted of murder.

  2. carla j.page says:

    i hope they put him where he,ll never see the light of day or never hurt anyone again.this is just another family member that is gone where i,ll never be able to ask about our family history and genealogy.i believe i have a family connection to nelson and albemarle county.i believe my gggggrandfather edward d.page was born near afton,virginia in 1776.i am trying to find his parents.by the way natasha are you related to a sally roberts that was married to robert richard page? please email me.
    carla_page39@yahoo.com

  3. robert blankenship says:

    i dont think chris did it.i know his mom and brothers and i luv them with all my heart
    they are good people .hell be out it was all austin
    my heart is with them.baby girl ilove u and always will.your blue eyes.tell the boys i luv them

  4. u know what there parents are greiving too.chris isnt the blame.i believe it was all austin.luv u baby girl and bodine.u know where i am if u guys want to call me.luv your blue eyes

  5. mike godlewski says:

    somebody cut him off he has had way to much to drink. blue eyes

  6. Jessica says:

    I GET SO TIRED OF HEARING PEOPLE ON HERE SAY “CHRIS DIDNT DO IT, CHRIS DIDNT DO IT, I KNOW HIS MOM” BOOO HOO OPEN UP YOUR EYES BOTH OF THE BOYS ARE AT FAULT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR PARENTS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU KNOWING THEM!!!!! THEY WERE BOTH THERE THEY BOTH KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON THEY BOTH ARE RESPONSABLE THEY ARE GROWN ADULTS THEY NEED TO TAKE RESPONSEABLITY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE!!!! YOU WERE NOT THERE SO YOU DONT KNOW!!!!!! GIVE UP THEY ARE BOTH GUILTY AND THEY WILL BOTH GET WHAT THEY DESIRVE IF NELSON COUNTY IS SMART ENOUGH TO GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!