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Va. inmate charged with 1996 murder

Newport News police have arrested a man in a slaying that occurred 14 years ago.

Police said Thursday that 39-year-old Erick Rodgers faces charges of murder, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon. Rodgers is in federal prison, serving a 26-year sentence for a drug conspiracy.

Police arrested Rodgers shortly after the 1996 slaying of 46-year-old Betty Mae Boyd. But witnesses wouldn't talk, so the case was nolle prossed.

The case was reopened as part of an effort to re-examine cold cases, and this time police say witnesses provided the information the needed to refile charges.

-- Daily Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 28, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  Cold Cases , Homicide , Virginia  
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