Jonathan Edwards, The Virginian-Pilot

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The Virginian-Pilot

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

A mother found a home in a Norfolk gang. Then they shot her in the face and left her for dead, prosecutors say.

Shot in the face, stabbed in the head and nearly drowned with bleach, Brianna Arrington had been dying for about nine hours by the time someone found her. → Read More

Judge declares mistrial in East Ocean View murder case

After two days of trial and four hours of deliberations, jurors couldn't reach a verdict in the murder trial of Diandre Moss. → Read More

FBI arrests suspected Capitol insurrectionist in Norfolk

Agents found Kene Brian Lazo after following a Facebook post that linked him to the attack. → Read More

He was caught in a Norfolk gang war and it led to the death of 2 people

Robert Lee Vick is accused of shooting three people in August, killing two of them. → Read More

Norfolk woman denied bond after party to honor a lost relative ends with gunshots, man dead

A family fight led Shavyonne “Mona” Vick, 28, to shoot at her relatives, prosecutor Rhonda Spady said. Instead, she hit 21-year-old Daymeion Carmon-Faison. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he died. → Read More

Norfolk murder case ends in rare dismissal at preliminary hearing

Michael Faulkner is accused of murdering a 30-year-old man last year in May. → Read More

Kidnapping rumor led to innocent man’s murder in Norfolk, prosecutor says

Edward Gadsden, 56, is accused of gunning down 48-year-old Christopher Hollandsworth. → Read More

A man was charged with murder. When a witness was a no-show, the case collapsed

John Little got out of jail Tuesday after the murder case against him unraveled. → Read More

The candidates for Norfolk commonwealth’s attorney, in their own words

The Pilot asked two questions of each person vying to be the city's chief prosecutor. Here's what they had to say. → Read More

What happened before a 19-year-old was killed in Norfolk? Two different stories emerge in court.

When a February gun battle ended, Troquan Martin was dead and James Calvin Wilson had been shot eight times. → Read More

Norfolk fires police lieutenant who donated to accused vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse

The message from Lt. William Kelly's account said to Rittenhouse: “God bless. Thank you for your courage. Keep your head up. You’ve done nothing wrong.” → Read More

Hampton and Newport News police used facial recognition app, then denied it

A BuzzFeed News investigation shows three Hampton Roads police departments and State Police wrongly told The Pilot and Daily Press they’d never used Clearview. → Read More

Police in Virginia can no longer keep all their reports secret forever, thanks to a new law

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill, sponsored by Del. Chris Hurst, that opens up one part of the state's public-records law. → Read More

To ensure his wife would die, a Norfolk man disconnected the phone and smoke detector. Then he set her on fire.

Delano Grangruth was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the premeditated murder of 61-year-old Kathleen White-Grangruth. → Read More

Virginia State Police admit — after repeated denials — that they used controversial facial recognition app

The agency said investigators signed up for free trials of Clearview without their bosses knowing, a similar explanation to one given by Virginia Beach police recently. → Read More

‘A great journey’ cut short: Deshayla Harris, victim in Virginia Beach shooting, was 29 with big dreams

A childhood friend and a fellow reality show star who befriended her later recalled Harris' energy. Police say she was apparently an innocent bystander killed during a night of chaos Friday. → Read More

Virginia abolishes death penalty after executing almost 1,400 people over 400 years

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation Tuesday abolishing capital punishment. Since its days as a colony, Virginia has executed more people than anywhere else in the nation. → Read More

Some courts have increased remote access during the pandemic. Not Virginia’s.

The justice system has long been notoriously slow to change. But with the coronavirus making public gatherings dangerous, courts in many other states have started live-streaming hearings. → Read More

Virginia Beach police admit officers tried a controversial facial recognition program the force had denied using

Detectives used an app by Clearview, which offers free trials in an effort to hook departments. Because of the controversy, a supervisor rejected the detectives' request to sign up for the paid version. → Read More

Man charged with opening fire at Norfolk federal building dies in hospital

A security guard shot William Rankin several times during the Feb. 8 attack. The FBI said Rankin came to Norfolk’s Social Security Administration building with guns and 600 rounds of ammunition because of a dispute over his mother's benefits. → Read More