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Posted at 8:03 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Blue Ridge Parkway shootings trial delay

By The Daily News Leader

The trial of a Stuarts Draft, Va., man facing a federal murder charge in the shooting death of a man at a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook has been delayed again.

A federal judge in Harrisonburg granted a postponement in the trial of 57-year-old Ralph Leon Jackson.

Jackson is accused of shooting 27-year-old Timothy Phillip Davis of Charlottesville and 18-year-old Christina Shay Floyd of Palmyra from behind on April 5 as they sat on a wall at the Rock Point Overlook.

Davis tumbled about 150 feet off the overlook and later died.

The News Leader of Staunton reports that Jackson's lawyers asked the judge to delay a trial until March 23, and prosecutors did not object.

By The Daily News Leader  | February 23, 2011; 8:03 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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