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BREAKING : Austin Griffin Pleads Guilty : 3 Life Sentences In Opal Page Murder Case

[ 4 ] July 14, 2011 |

Photo courtesy of CBS-19 Charlottesville : Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks leads 21 year old Austin Griffin from court Thursday morning after Griffin plead guilty to the 2009 murder of Opal Page.

Nelson County, Virginia

21 year old Austin Griffin will never leave prison, so says a judge that sentenced him to 3 consecutive life sentences for the May 2009 murder of Opal Page of Afton, Virginia. In a plea agreement Thursday morning in Nelson County Court, Griffin plead guilty to first degree murder, robbery, and burglary.

Click on image above to view the video segment about Griffins's appearance Thursday morning in Nelson County.

During the hearing at the Nelson County Courthouse, CBS-19 reporter Rachel Ryan was in the courtroom and said Griffin apologized. “I’m extremely sorry and remorseful.” he told people in the courtroom which included members of the Opal Page family who were tearful during the proceeding.

Christopher Meeks, also charged in the May 2009 murder of Opal Page was not in the courtroom Thursday His case is being tried separately.

For the complete history of the Opal Page murder case, click here for our previous stories.

CBS-19’s coverage here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Austin Griffin is 21 years old. He turns 22 in October.

    Thank you

  2. Thanks for the info, we made the correction.

  3. carla page says:

    to those of you who took the life of opal page you took her away from her family and those of us who are doing genealogy research on our page family.i will never get the chance to talk with her now,she could have answered alot of genealogy questions about my family.

  4. carla page says:

    does anyone know who her husband was maybe i could talk with him.would you please have him contact me please. thankyou very much in advance

    gggggranddaughter of edward
    betsy wood

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