nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
Archives | Subscribe


Local News arrow Courts & Legal News arrow Crime & Public Safety

| 0 | 4 Comments

Defendant pleads not guilty in Linden stabbing case


By Joe Beck -- jbeck@nvdaily.com

A defendant accused of stabbing a man as many as 30 times pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and two other charges Tuesday in Warren County Circuit Court.

Judge Dennis L. Hupp scheduled a four-day jury trial beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 27 after accepting the pleas from Joshua Christopher Profitt, 29, of Manassas. Authorities believe Profitt stabbed Christopher Stephens of 3163 Freezeland Road, Linden in an early morning confrontation April 20 at Stephens' home.

Sheriff's deputies called to the scene found bloodstains outside and throughout the residence, according to court documents. The criminal complaint against Profitt states that emergency room staff at Winchester Medical Center said Stephens arrived at the hospital badly cut in the face and neck and suffering several stab wounds to the torso, including one to the abdomen.

Stephens told a detective from the Warren County Sheriff's Office that Profitt was his assailant, according to the criminal complaint. Stephens' father also identified Profitt as his son's attacker, the complaint states.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Nicholas Manthos told Hupp that he expected evidence from the state crime laboratory should be available by mid-October.




4 Comments



Why don't we save a lot of time and money and just go straight to the "slap on the wrist" plea deal that will emerge from this????

No "slap on the wrist here" once the DNA evidence arrives from the crime lab, the only plea deal is twenty-five to life. Besides, he already plead "not guilty" so it goes to trial.

he can still plead out. I say he will and won't pull anymore than 8 years

He might plead out the other felony charge but they'll get him on either attempted murder 1st degree or aggravated malicious wounding - both charges carry a mandatory minimum of 25 years in the Commonwealth of Virginia -



Leave a comment

What do you think?

(You may use HTML tags for style)

Comments

Comments that are posted on nvdaily.com represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com. If you feel that a comment is objectionable, please click on the Report Abuse link above and in your e-mail to us include the comment. We will review the reported comment and make a decision on deleting it if we feel that it contains inappropriate content.












top-jobs-logo.jpg

Look Who 'Likes' nvdaily!



Daily readers: Click the "LIKE" button above to get Daily news and breaking news alerts on your Facebook page.

Activity & Recommendations

Local News Sections

Agency on Aging Agriculture Apple Blossom Festival Aviation Basye Berryville Boyce Breaking News Briefs Business Charities Civil War Clarke County Colleges Corrections Courthouse Notes: Permits, Transactions Courts & Legal News Crime & Public Safety Economy and Jobs Edinburg Education Edward N. Bell Election 2012 Entertainment Environment Fairs & Festivals Fire & Rescue Fishers Hill Fort Valley Frederick County Front Royal George Washington National Forest Guest Column Hard Times Health History Homes In The Spotlight Ledger Livestock Local Markets Maurertown Media Middletown Military & Veterans Moms Mt. Jackson New Market Page County Pets & Animals Politics Quicksburg Religion RSW Jail School News Shenandoah County Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Star Tannery State Stephens City Steven A. Boyce Strasburg Toms Brook Traffic & Transportation Utilities Valley 911 Warren County Weather West Virginia Winchester Woodstock Year in Review




News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Homes | Classifieds
Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com