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Nelson : Commonwealth Attorney Rutherford : ‘Charges Certified in May 2017 Murder Case’


Photo courtesy of our media partners CBS19 News – Charlottesville : Charges on Jacob Paul Lincoln have now been certified by a General District Judge. The 2nd degree murder charge will go to a grand jury.

Nelson County, Virginia

Nelson County Commonwealth Attorney Daniel Rutherford says felony charges against Jacob Lincoln have been certified by a general district judge. The second degree murder charge and another charge for use of a firearm to commit murder will now go to a grand jury for possible indictment. The charges stem from this shooting in SE Nelson County on May 27, 2017. [2]


Photo Courtesy Tyler Owen CBS19 News : Lawmen investigate the scene of a murder that happened Saturday morning – May 27, 2017 in far Southeast Nelson County near the Amherst County line. James Lee spencer was killed at the scene.

“Essentially this means a judge heard the evidence presented in charges and determined there’s enough probable cause to send it to a grand jury to hear for indictment. If the grand jury agrees and does indict, a trial date will then be selected,” VA Rutherford told us.

More updates as the case progresses.