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‘A bullet was found lodged in an interior wall of a vacant apartment’

From police: 

Shooting into an Unoccupied Dwelling– On January 6 at 2:00PM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 1200 Potomac Vista Dr in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a destruction of property.

The property manager reported to police that a bullet was found lodged in an interior wall of a vacant apartment. Further investigation revealed that gunshots were heard in the area around 9:00PM on

December 29. Officers checked the area at the time but nothing was found. No injuries or other property damage were reported.

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‘Prince William County returned multiple indictments against…Noe Antonio Nolasco Amaya, in connection to the murders of Willian Alexander Molina-Rivas, 36, and Jose Javier Avalos, 17’

From police: 

Nolasco Amaya, Noe

Nolasco Amaya, Noe

Double Murder Investigation *ARREST – On January 3, 2017, the Grand Jury for Prince William County returned multiple indictments against a suspect, identified as Noe Antonio NOLASCO AMAYA, in connection to the murders of Willian Alexander Molina-Rivas, 36, and Jose Javier Avalos, 17, which occurred at a residence in the 10300 block of Lomond Dr in Manassas on July 31, 2016. Investigators from the Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office previously charged the same man with arson in August of 2016 for allegedly causing the fire inside the home resulting in the deaths of both victims and four dogs. The suspect was served the additional charges on January 4, 2017 and remains incarcerated at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center. This incident was jointly investigated by the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and Fire Marshal’s Office with the assistance of the B.A.T.F. Arson and Explosives Unit.

Indicted on January 3: [No Photo Available]
Noe Antonio NOLASCO AMAYA, 36, of no fixed address 
Charged with 2 counts of 1st degree murder and 2 counts of felony murder
Court Date: May 1, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Updated: Police searching for bailout suspect at I-95, Route 234 near Dumfries

Virginia State Police are searching for a suspect who bailed out of a car in the area of Interstate 95 and Route 234, near Dumfries. 

We’re told there is a heavy police presence in the area, and that police helicopters were called into the assist in the search. 

More info as we have it.

Update

One person is in custody, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. 

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Rash of auto break-ins continues in Manassas

Date of Report (all 2017 unless noted otherwise) Date and Time of Incident Location Type of Crime
of Incident
Type of Crime Value of Item(s) Stolen or Damaged Description of Stolen Item(s) or Damage Description of Suspect(s)
Jan. 2 Between Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 8400 block of Braxted Ln Larceny from Auto $100 Mp3 player None available
Jan. 1 Between 12 a.m. on Dec. 30 and 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 1

10100 block of Trinity Ln

 
Larceny from Auto $320 Cash, miscellaneous items

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Between 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 31 9200 block of Taney Rd Larceny from Auto $5 Cash and coins

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 *two vehicles* on the 9100 block of Verbena Ct Larceny from Auto $25 Tools

None available

Dec. 31, 2016 Overnight hours of Dec. 30 *four vehicles* on the 9100 block of Verbena Ct

Tampering with Vehicle

Nothing  Rummaged through

None available

 Dec. 30, 2016  Between 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 30  *two vehicles* on the 9500 block of Harvest Pl  Larceny from Auto  $5  

Loose change

 

None available

Crime Prevention Tip:
Larcenies from vehicle, theft of motor vehicle parts, and vandalisms to auto are the most commonly reported property offenses in the City of Manassas. Valuables left in plain sight inside a vehicle offer a tempting reward for criminals, especially if gaining access could be as simple as opening an unlocked door. To avoid becoming a victim of larceny, residents are strongly urged to consider the following tips:
1. Lock all vehicle doors and windows. (It doesn’t hurt to double-check. Many victims thought they had left their vehicles locked before the theft took place. “Before you sleep, make sure it beeped!”)
2. Park your vehicle in a well-lit and/or in a populous location
3. Conceal all valuables before arriving at your destination. Never underestimate the value of something to someone else. Even spare change can entice a thief to break in and steal other items once inside.
4. Report all suspicious activity by calling 703-257-8000. It never hurts to have a pen and paper ready by the phone in the event you are able to provide a description of what you saw.

Also from Manassas police: 

Stolen Auto

On Dec. 31, 2016, Manassas City Police met with a resident on the 9200 block of Massie St for a report of a stolen auto. The reporting party told officers that sometime between the evening of Dec. 30 and the morning of Dec. 31, someone stole his 1998 Toyota Camry from the parking area in front of his residence.

Description of stolen vehicle: 1998 Toyota Camry, green, dented driver’s door, driver’s window removed, valued at $1,500

 

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‘Schafer was arrested without incident at his residence’

From Manassas City Police: 

Armed Robbery – Arrest

On Jan. 4, 2017, Manassas City Police identified John J. SCHAFER, 47, as the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at 7-Eleven (9056 Liberia Ave) and in an attempted robbery that occurred at Family Dollar (9112 Mathis Ave). Both incidents took place between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 3017. SCHAFER was arrested without incident at his residence, located at 8887 Grant Ave.

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‘Detectives from the Gang Unit…able to determine that the suspects were connected to the criminal street gang “South Side”’

Aviles, Jonathan
Roldan, Steven
Martinez, Diego

Pictured in the slider: Aviles, Roldan, Martinez

From police: 

Aggravated Malicious Wounding – On January 4 at 3:41PM, officers responded to the area of Rixlew Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located two victims, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas and a 16-year-old male juvenile of Woodbridge, by a wooded area near the above location.

One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body while the other victim sustained a minor, non-gunshot related injury to his head. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed that the victims were walking through a wooded path in the above area when they were approached by two men, later identified as Jonathan Leonel AVILES and a 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas. During the encounter, the AVILES suspect brandished a handgun and struck both victims. At one point, the 16-year-old victim was shot in the upper body.

After the incident, the suspects fled in the vehicle occupied by two other men, identified as Steven Joseph ROLDAN and Diego MARTINEZ. Detectives from the Gang Unit were able to determine that the suspects were connected to the criminal street gang “South Side”. The vehicle involved in the shooting was located by officers in the 7900 block of Community Dr later that evening where the suspects were also detained without incident. The suspects and victims were known to one another and the incident was not random. Following the investigation, the below individuals were arrested.

                Arrested on January 4:

                Jonathan Joseph AVILES, 20, of 7994 Community Dr in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of malicious wounding, 2 counts of gang participation, and 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony

 

                Steven Joseph ROLDAN, 18, of 8659 Burton Parrish Ct in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and 1 count of conspiracy to commit gang participation

 

                Diego MARTINEZ, 18, of 9374 Hidden Spring Dr in Manassas

Charged with 1 count of conspiracy to commit malicious wounding and 1 count of conspiracy to commit gang participation Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

                A 17-year-old male juvenile of Manassas

Charged with 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding, 1 count of malicious wounding and 2 counts of gang participation

Court Date: Pending | Status: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

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‘Suspect drove away…with a luggage rack on top and a patriotic sticker on the passenger side window (possibly “God Bless America” with American flag)’

From Manassas City Police Department: 

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017, a male subject entered 7-Eleven, located at 9112 Mathis Ave, and demanded money from the clerk while pointing a knife at her. The clerk complied and the suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. The ). The suspect is described as a white male, mid- 40s-50s, and approximately 6’ tall with a thin build.

**The same suspect attempted to rob Family Dollar, located at 9112 Mathis Ave) at approximately 7:30 p.m. on the same night.**

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‘One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility’

From police: 

*INCIDENT: Shooting | Manassas;
Officers are investigating a shooting which occurred in the 8800 block of Rixlew Lane. One victim is suffering from a gunshot wound and is being flown to a medical facility. Nearby schools have been advised as a precaution. The investigation is continuing. More information will be released when available.

 

Update

 

Update 

Shooting Investigation – On January 4 at 3:41PM, officers responded to the area of Rixlew Ln and Ashton Ave in Manassas (20109) to investigate a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located two male victims by a wooded area near the above location. One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound while the other victim sustained a minor, non-gunshot related injury. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Police have secured the area and nearby schools were notified as a precaution only. At this time, this incident does not appear to be random and there’s no public threat. The investigation continues.

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Shooting, stabbing investigated over New Year’s holiday weekend

From police: 

Badie, RaquanMalicious Wounding | Shooting InvestigationOn January 1 at 1:50AM, officers responded to investigate a shooting which occurred in the 15400 block of Wheatfield Dr in Dumfries (22025) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed that the accused was in the above area when he was involved in a verbal altercation with several subjects in a vehicle. During the encounter, the accused brandished a handgun and shot into the vehicle striking one of the occupants, a 19-year-old man of Woodbridge, in the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Following the investigation, detectives with the Violent Crimes Bureau obtained warrants for the arrest of the accused. The accused was located and arrested without incident at his residence later that day.

Arrested on January 1:

Raquan Jamar BADIE, 21, of 13848 Delaney Rd in Woodbridge

Charged with 1 count of malicious wounding, 4 counts of attempted malicious wounding, 1 count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and 1 count of reckless handling of a firearm

Court Date: February 13, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

Sanchez, JoseMalicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation On December 29 at 9:26PM, officers responded to the 3600 block of Elm Farm Rd in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 24-year-old man of Woodbridge, and the accused were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused cut the victim in the upper body with a pocket knife. The parties eventually separated and police were contacted. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for further treatment. Following the investigation, the accused was arrested without incident.

Arrested on December 29:

Jose Maria SANCHEZ, 46, of 13721 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: February 9, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Christmas Eve pizza thief hits Manassas delivery driver

From Manassas police 

Robbery

At approximately 8:25 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2016, Manassas City Police was dispatched to Domino’s Pizza, located at 10175 Hastings Dr, for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. The reporting party told officers that she was delivering a pizza to an address on the 10300 block of Flowerree Ln when the resident who answered the door informed her no one at the residence had called in an order. When the victim returned to her vehicle, an unknown male approached, displayed a black and silver handgun, and demanded pizzas and money. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect reached across her into the passenger seat and stole a pizza before fleeing on foot north on Flowerree Ln past Winterset Dr.

Description of Suspect: Black male, early 20s, medium build, approximately 6’1”, wearing a ski mask, jeans, black hoodie, and black jacket

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Cohee still missing, police seek help from public

From police: 

*MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT – UPDATE #2: The Prince William County Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Alan Cohee, who was reported as missing and endangered by a family member on November 11. Since Mr. Cohee’s disappearance, the Prince William County Police Department, with assistance from other local and state agencies, have conducted multiple searches of the immediate area surrounding his home. On December 29, Prince William County officers, with helicopter and K-9 assistance, conducted another search around Mr. Cohee’s residence on Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge and the immediate area. Nothing of note was located. There has still been no known contact with Mr. Cohee since he was last seen on November 10. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Cohee is asked to call the non-emergency line at 703-792-6500.

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Smash and grab: Ellerbe charged in a string of robberies in Woodbridge

From police: 

Strong Armed Robberies *ARREST – On December 27, detectives with the Robbery Unit identified the suspect involved in a series of “snatch and grab” robberies which have occurred in the eastern part of Prince William within the last several months. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of the suspect, identified as Ricky Alphonso ELLERBE. Detectives with the Street Crimes Unit and Robbery Unit arrested the accused without incident at his residence later that afternoon. A search warrant was subsequently executed at the residence.  Additional charges are pending. The investigation continues.

                Arrested on December 27:

                Ricky Alphonso ELLERBE, 34, of 2200 Valor Way, Apt 3112, in Woodbridge

Charged with 4 counts of robbery

                Court Date: February 27, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

Strong Armed Robbery [Previously Released] – On December 24 at 10:12AM, officers responded to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe located at 2966 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the business and approached the counter to order food. When the employee opened the register to complete the transaction, the man struck the employee in the face knocking her to the ground. The suspect then grabbed a handful of money from the register before fleeing the business. No injuries were reported and no weapon was seen. The investigation continues. (more…)

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Man, 27, dies after crash on Token Valley Road on Christmas Eve

From police:

Fatal Crash Investigation – On December 24 at 3:09PM, investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Token Valley Rd near Gandall Ct in Manassas (20112) to investigate a single vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the driver of a 1995 Acura Legend was traveling northbound on Token Valley Rd in the above area at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The Legend then veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver and only passenger of the Legend were flown to an area hospital where the passenger later died as a result of his injuries on December 27. The driver was released with minor injuries and charged with reckless driving. It is unknown at this time if alcohol and drugs are a factor. Additional charges may be pending. The investigation continues.

Arrested on December 24: [No Photo Available]

Jesse James WYRICK, 31, of 9711 Henderson St in Manassas Park

Charges with reckless driving

Court date: February 21, 2017 | Bond: Released on a Traffic Summons

Identified:

The passenger of the 1995 Acura Legend was identified as Joshua Lee ROOP, 27, of Manassas

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Beer thief hits Catholic school in Gainesville

From police: 

Burglary to a School – On December 26 at 1:48PM, officers responded to the Holy Family Academy located at 10580 Pineview Rd in Gainesville (20111) to investigate a burglary. School staff reported to police that the burglary occurred sometime between 7:00PM on December 21 and 2:00PM on December 24. The investigation revealed entry was made into the building through a rear window which was found open. Minor damage was observed inside the center. Several bottles of beer were reported missing.

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Multiple Christmastime robberies reported in Prince William

From police: 

Armed Robbery | Malicious Wounding – On December 26 at 5:44PM, officers responded to Ventura Gold which is inside of the B Thrifty store located at 13412 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man approached the counter and began taking jewelry from a glass display case without permission. When an employee attempted to stop the suspect, the suspect brandished an unknown blunt object and smashed the glass case. At some point, the suspect struck the employee in the head with the blunt object. The suspect then fled the business with the jewelry. The employee, a 64-year-old man of Woodbridge, was transported to an area hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The investigation continues.
Suspect Description:
Black male, between 20 & 30 years of age, with a dark complexion
Last seen wearing all black clothing

Armed Robbery – On December 24 at 5:57PM, officers responded to the Check into Cash located at 16697 River Ridge Blvd in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the store then passed a note implying he had a bomb and demanded money. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspect who was not located. The investigation continues.
Suspect Description:
Black male, between 18 & 25 years of age, 6’03’’, 250lbs with a heavy build
Last seen wearing a mask, black hoodie sweater, black boots, and black gloves

Armed Robbery – On December 23 at 9:24PM, officers responded to the 4700 block of Kirkdale Dr in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 29-year-old man of Woodbridge, reported to police that he was getting out of his vehicle when he was approached from behind by two unknown men brandishing a handgun and a knife. During the encounter, the suspects took a cell phone and car keys from the victim before fleeing on foot. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects who were not located.
Suspect Descriptions:
Hispanic male, between 16 & 20 years of age, 5’05”, 125lbs with a thin build
Last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans

Hispanic male, between 20 & 22 years of age, 5’08”, 170lbs with a medium build
Last seen wearing all black clothing

Strong Armed Robbery – On December 24 at 10:12AM, officers responded to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe located at 2966 Prince William Pkwy in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. An employee reported to police that an unknown man entered the business and approached the counter to order food. When the employee opened the register to complete the transaction, the man struck the employee in the face knocking her to the ground. The suspect then grabbed a handful of money from the register before fleeing the business. No injuries were reported and no weapon was seen. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, between 25 & 35 years of age, 5’10”, 170lbs with black hair and brown eyes

Last seen wearing a brown beanie hat, black shirt, and grey sweat pants

Strong Armed Robbery – On December 24 at 12:12AM, officers responded to the 18200 block of Kilmer Ln in Triangle (22172) to investigate a robbery. The victim, a 46-year-old man of Triangle, reported to police that he was in the above area when he was approached by three unknown black men. During the encounter, the men assaulted the victim knocking him to the ground. The suspects then took the victim’s wallet before fleeing the area on foot. Minor injuries were reported. The victim was unable to provide suspect description.

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Woodbridge car chase suspect arrested Christmas Day

From police: 

Vehicle Pursuit | Felony Hit and Run *ARREST – On December 25, the accused, Dwayne Hakeem WESTFIELD, was located and arrested. The accused was wanted in connection to a vehicle pursuit which occurred on November 1 in the area of Bel Air Rd and Saxophone Way in Woodbridge.

Arrested on December 25:

Dwayne Hakeem WESTFIELD, 24, of 2532 Sedgewick Pl in Dumfries

Charged with felony eluding, possession of stolen property, felony hit & run and driving with no operator’s license

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Fire Marshal investigates burnt-out car near Dumfries

DUMFRIES, Va. — Authorities are looking into the cause of a burnt out car in a secluded area near Dumfries. 

From Prince William fire and rescue: 

On Monday, December 26th, at 12:00 noon, fire and rescue crews were dispatched to a vehicle fire located at the 17500 block of Mine Road in Woodbridge.
 
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a burned vehicle on private property that did not belong to the homeowner.
 
No injuries reported.
 
According to the Fire Marshal’s Office, the vehicle was burned completely to the frame; the vehicle is a total loss with estimated damages of $10,000.
 
The fire was incendiary and currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
 
 
 
 
 

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Manassas vandals smash car windows to grab items left in plain sight

From Manassas police: 

Larcenies from Auto, Vandalisms to Auto 

Between Dec. 17 and Dec. 22, 2016, Manassas City Police responded to several calls for reports of larcenies from auto and vandalisms to auto. In most cases, vehicles were left unlocked at the time thefts occurred, or a window was smashed in order to access something of value left in plain sight. The attached map provides a visual representation of reported larcenies that occurred between Black Friday on Nov. 25 and Dec. 21.

Date of Report (all 2016 unless noted otherwise)

Date and Time of Incident

Location of Incident Type of Crime Value of Item(s) Stolen or Damaged Description of Stolen Item(s) or Damage Description of Suspect(s)
Dec. 22 Overnight hours of Dec. 21 6400 block of Brindle Way Larceny from vehicle

Undisclosed

Gift cards None Available
Dec. 21 Between Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 8900 block of Weir St Tampering with Auto Undisclosed Loose change None Available
Dec. 21 Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 21

Primo Pizza
9926 Liberia Ave

Larceny from Auto Not Available Vehicle and medical documents None Available
Dec. 21 Approximately 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 21 While driving southbound on 9600 block of Grant Ave Vandalism to Auto $200 Rear window shattered None Available
Dec. 21 Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 21 LA Fitness
9946 Liberia Ave
Larceny from Auto; Vandalism to Auto $200 for window

Stolen black purse containing bank cards, cash, and identification cards; Passenger side window shattered

None Available
Dec. 17 Between 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 17 10200 block of Daylily Ct Tampering with Auto $0 No items reported stolen, vehicle was rummaged through None Available
Dec. 17 Between 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 17 8300 block of Stonewall Rd near Stonewall Park

Vandalism to Auto

$50 Rear window broken out None Available
Dec. 18 Between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 9200 block of Taney Rd Vandalism to Auto $150 Passenger side tire slashed None Available

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Jurors in the Sherwood murder trial wanted to send a message

MANASSAS, Va. — Jurors in the John Sherwood murder trial had the chance to send a message to the victim’s family, and to the community that the murder of a 21-year-old wife and mother was a heinous crime. It took jurors 46 minutes to return a verdict finding Sherwood guilty of 1st-degree murder in the death of his wife, Erica. It was the second day of trial in which the killer took the stand seeking a reduced 2nd-degree murder conviction.

On December 13, jurors took 46 minutes to return a verdict finding Sherwood guilty of 1st-degree murder in the death of his wife, Erica. It was the second day of his trial, the day the killer took the stand seeking a reduced 2nd-degree murder conviction.

“We went through and tried to make sure we were doing the right things for Erica, and John, and for what he did, and we came back and we believe his crime was really heinous,” a juror who spoke with us on a condition of anonymity. “We thought [John Sherwood] had multiple chances to stop, and that he continued.”

Sherwood had been separated from his wife in the days leading up to New Year’s 2015. He went to see her at a friends house in Dale City on Dec. 31, 2014, where he got into an argument after he suspected her of cheating on him.

Prosecutors said Sherwood grabbed a knife and attacked his wife, jabbing the knife through a bedroom door and stabbing her in the process. With the knife bent, Sherwood grabbed another knife and stabbed his wife seven times, and cut her 44 times as she tried to defend herself.

Sherwood told the jury he blacked out when killed his wife. He also told them he grew up in a house where Sharia law was the rule, and a woman cheating on her husband was not to be tolerated.

“We thought, should we do life imprisonment? Or, a group of people wanted to do 151 years [in prison],” the juror told us.

The 1st-degree murder conviction comes with 100 years in prison. But jurors thought adding an additional 51 years would send a message to Sherwood, to Erica’s family, and to the community that this type of domestic violence is not okay.

“That would have sent a powerful message to him, and the community as well, and the parole board. We wanted to make sure that anyone reviewing his case 36 years from now — he would be eligible for parole at age 60 — we considered this heinous crime, and we felt that he needed to be punished for it,” said a second juror who spoke to us on a condition of anonymity.

On the third day of the trial, jurors returned a sentence of 100 years in prison. They thought a parole board reviewing the case might find that the additional 51 years tacked on the sentence to be unusual punishment and that it could lead to his early parole.

Jurors also considered issuing a $100,000 fine to Sherwood but decided not to when they learned the money would not go to the victim’s family, but instead to the state.

The jury was made up of men and women ranging in ages between 25 and 75, all from different ethnic backgrounds. The two jurors who spoke with us asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retaliation, specifically following comments Sherwood made about Sharia law.

There have been 23 22 murders in Prince William County in 2016. Many of them, to include a case where rookie police officer Ashley Guindon was killed on her first day at work in February – involved domestic violence.

“We live in white walls, and we never see this kind of thing. And when you start talking to people, you start to realize it’s happening more and more than you think,” one juror said.

“I was not aware that so many homicides had been committed [this year in Prince William C:ounty], and that so many of them have been contributed to domestic violence,” said the second juror.

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