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Suspect in custody, charges pending in deaths of mother and son found dead in Hampton

HAMPTON — Police have a suspect in custody in connection to a double-homicide Thursday in Hampton.

Police say charges are pending against a "person of interest" who they began interviewing after a mother and son were found dead in their home on N. Mallory St.. Police have identified the victims as Rebecca Jane Hall, 70, and Glen Lauren Hall Jr., 43. Hampton police spokeswoman Cpl. Allison Quinones said they received a report of a shooting at 12:30 p.m. The home is located in the 1500 block of North Mallory Street near Reynolds Drive.

The initial call to police stated that the two had been shot, but police say the manner of death has not been determined. Quinones said how they died will be determined when the autopsies are done. Police are also investigating how long the pair had been dead when they received the call.

Husband/father of victims arrested for Hampton double shooting

Police have a suspect in custody in the double shooting that killed a mother and son on North Mallory Street in Hampton Thursday.

Police say 43-year-old Glen Hall, Jr. and 70-year-old Rebecca Hall were shot inside their home.

The shooting happened Thursday just before noon.

Police have identified the suspect as 72-year-old Glenn Hall, Sr. He is the father and husband of the victims.

He has been admitted to a hospital for health problems unrelated to yesterday's shooting.

Charges are pending and will be released once an arrest has been made.

Police say just after 12 p.m. Glenn Hall, Sr. shot and killed 70-year-old Rebecca Hall and thier son, 43-year-old Glen Hall, Jr.

The bodies have been taken to the medical examiner's office in Norfolk. The autopsy is still finishing up, but police have no time frame on when the results will be released.

DNA could crack 2003 Hampton homicide case

HAMPTON — Death did not frighten Mary Wilcox. Her family says she was prepared for her final breath and had made peace with having AIDS. She made her youngest sister promise that she wouldn't cry at her funeral or let her suffer when death finally arrived.

But Wilcox didn't die from her illness. A single bullet stole her life in 2003. She was 43 and no one has ever been convicted in her death.

Break-ins prompt city to allow electric fence

HAMPTON – Break-ins at a Hampton salvage yard have prompted the city to change its rules and allow the installation of electric fences in some areas.

Hampton City Council voted unanimously this month to amend the city's code in designated areas after hearing a proposal for a large electric fence from Salvage Direct. The company off North Armistead Avenue has had a series of break-ins, the most recent over the July 4 holiday weekend.

"While staff continues to recommend some caution in allowing electric fences, we believe the combination of newer technology, new standards and a very measured approach to where these types of offences would be allowed, would be acceptable," City Manager Mary Bunting told the council.

Misconduct case remains open for Newport News attorney

YORK — The Virginia State Bar misconduct case remains active against Newport News attorney Cathy Krinick — despite acquittal yesterday of York- Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney Eileen Addison on identical charges — state bar officials said.

Addison had a hearing Monday on several misconduct-related charges before a three-judge Circuit Court panel. The proceeding had been scheduled for three days but ended after several hours after the judges determined there was no evidence to support any of the charges.

Hampton police chief: Officers who shot robbery suspect followed law

HAMPTON — Hampton Police Chief Charles Jordan says that officers involved in last week's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect followed the law.

"When the officers confronted the suspect, he failed to surrender to their authority and responded aggressively by pointing a weapon at the officers," Jordan wrote in an e-mail. "Based on the evidence and the statements obtained at the scene, I am fully confident the officers acted according to their training and in a manner authorized by law."

Hampton police seek help finding murder suspect

By Peter Dujardin

HAMPTON — Hampton police are asking for the public's help in finding a man wanted in Friday's slaying of a 20-year-old Hampton man in an apartment complex across the street from the police station.

Dequan Maurice Estelle, 21, of George Court in Hampton, is wanted on warrants charging him with one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of using a firearm in a felony.

The motive for the shooting is still being investigated, said police spokeswoman Allison Quinones.

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Atbout 9:30 p.m. Friday, police received calls of a shooting victim on North Lincoln Street.