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Posted at 7:39 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Robbery plea for Va. justice's son

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch

The son of the chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court has pleaded guilty to robbery and two lesser charges stemming from a home invasion in June.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Leroy R. Hassell Jr. entered the pleas Thursday in Henrico County Circuit Court.

He faces a possible life term when he is sentenced March 17.

According to authorities, Hassell and another man forced their way into a home where Hassell held captive and beat the resident while his accomplice looked for drugs. The accomplice has not been apprehended.

Hassell was sentenced in December 2007 to 16 months for forgery and a probation violation. The violation was for previous convictions of petit larceny and unlawful entry.

By the Richmond Times-Dispatch  | December 17, 2010; 7:39 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Virginia  
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Tell us a 10th-grader didn't do this "story" as a joke, and, to the high-schooler's surprise, The Post's toasteds published it.

Crime: June.

Accomplice: Not apprehended.

Chief Justice: Not specifically identified or contacted.

Posted by: lilhornie | December 17, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

lilhonie: You sound too stupid to survive. Please do not procreate.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | December 17, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

lilhonie: You sound too stupid to survive. Please do not procreate.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | December 17, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse


I bet the Chief Justice wishes he hadn't procreated.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 17, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

lilhonie kinda has a point. When searching for this article, Daddy's name won't show up. But since the accused has a last name that ends in Jr., then the person with the same name that ends in Sr., is probably his Daddy.

Posted by: MissV | December 17, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

The instincts found in genes are hard to overcome.

Posted by: john_bruckner | December 18, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

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