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.
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.