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COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

COMMUNITY ALERT: Share this Sketch to find the Alexandria killer

ALEXANDRIA (WUSA9) -- Alexandria Police and WUSA9 are teaming up to share this sketch as many times as possible throughout the city and the surrounding areas.

The man in the sketch is possibly responsible for three different murders in the City of Alexandria. 

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Graham's coach: 'We want closure for the Graham family'


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- News that a body was discovered during the search for Hannah Graham weighs heavily on many in the Alexandria community where yellow ribbons line the streets in Graham's neighborhood.

Former team mates and coaches are having a tough time taking in the news. Craig Maniglia, who coached Hannah in softball said: "we're doing everything we can to kind of get through it ourselves and we also have to move forward, and we want closure for the Graham family."

Magnilia was Graham's softball coach at West Potomac High School. The two met when the Graham family moved to the states, from England, 12 years ago.

Maniglia says he always thought Hannah Graham would change the world.

Three arrested for June Alexandria murder


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a murder that took place in Alexandria in June.

On June 19th of 2014, Julio Caesar Urrutia-Erazo was found suffering from gun-shot wounds in the 3800 block of Russell Road. Urrita-Erazo passed away from his injuries on June 21st.

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Jesus Alejandro Chavez, Jose Del Cid, and Genaro Sen Garcia have been charged in connection with the murder, police said. All three suspects were also charged with murder in aid of racketeering, police said.

Alexandria building fire caused by lightening


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A building fire in Alexandria caused by lightening Wednesday afternoon has estimated damage costs of $25,000, Alexandria Fire Communications said.

The building was empty and nobody was hurt, authorities said. The building is located at 4560 Taney Avenue, in Alexandria, Va. The fire started in the roof of the building.


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Dominion Power builds outdoor classroom in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Fifteen volunteers from Dominion Power built an outdoor classroom Tuesday to help teach students about the environment.

The classroom, built outside of George Washington Middle School at 1005 Mount Vernon Ave, includes nine workbenches and an 8-by-8-foot deck for teachers.

Volunteers also mulched and landscaped the area.

Alexandria City Public Schools recently received grants from Dominion Virginia Power totaling $9,550. George Washington received $2,750 in materials for the outdoor classroom.

Another $3,300 will be used to purchase a new science curriculum and materials for the outdoor classroom.

Man charged in 2009 Alexandria murder


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police have charged a man for a 2009 murder in Alexandria after interviewing people in the case again.

Willie Smith, 48, is accused of stabbing Michael James Horton to death on the evening of June 18, 2009 after an altercation.

Horton was found lying on the ground in the 600 block of N. Payne Street with several stab wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.


"Arrests such as these are meaningful professional victories for our detectives", said Police Chief Earl Cook, "Our detectives carry a full case load and they investigate these "cold cases" in addition to their normal duties because of their commitment to the families of the victims."

Judge: Cop shooter not guilty by reason of insanity


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) --
A former taxi driver who shot and almost killed an Alexandria police officer was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday.


A judge ruled that Kashif Bashir is not guilty for shooting Officer Peter Laboy in the head because the preponderance of the evidence shows Bashir was psychotic.



The judge, nearly in tears as he spoke of the permanent brain damage inflicted on Laboy, said that it's a heartache for the family, but mental health experts unanimously agreed that Bashir was insane at the time of the shooting.