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Funeral to be held for Alexandria native shot in Norfolk


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A funeral will be held Friday for an Alexandria native and Hampton University student who was gunned down in Norfolk last Saturday.

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Alexandria native, Hampton University student shot and killed

Joseph Bose, 20, was fatally shot last weekend. He was a junior at Hampton University where he was majoring in communications.

Visitation will start at 9 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Galilee Baptist Church in Suitland, Md.

Alexandria native, Hampton University student shot and killed


NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC/WUSA9) -- An Alexandria native and Hampton University student died Saturday morning after a shooting in Norfolk.

Police found 20-year-old Joseph Bose with a gunshot wound around 3:15 a.m. Bose died at the scene.

Bose was a junior at Hampton University where he was majoring in Communications.

"Joe was just a great person, inside and out," said La Shawnn Edwards, II, who is a junior. "He's a mediator. He never really was one to have any enemies or anything, so this is surprising. It's probably just wrong place at the wrong time."

Teen charged with murder of man found in Huntington Park


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 17-year-old male has been charged with murder in the death of a 42-year-old man found in an Alexandria park in August.

Police say the teen, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, is one of two people charged with murder in connection to the death of Khalid Aboumalik. The other man, 19-year-old Michael Powell, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in August. 

On August 5, Fairfax County police found the body of Aboumalik, of no fixed address in Fairfax County, lying in the grass of Huntington Park with wounds and trauma to the upper body.

Police say the teen is from the Huntington Area of Fairfax County and was acquainted with the victim. He was already incarcerated in Fairfax County on a charge of robbing Aboumalik, according to police.  

Severance case heading to jury Thursday morning


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The jury will begin deliberating the murder case against Charles Severance Thursday morning.

Closing arguments were heard on Wednesday and Severance's fate will be put in the hands of the jury Thursday at 10 a.m. Severance is accused of killing three people over a time frame of 11 years. Severance spoke in court on Tuesday.

Tuesday, the judge asked Severance if he understood he had the right to testify in court and Severance went into a rambling history lesson. When the judge repeated his question, Severance complained about how he had been treated and said he was denied the right to a speedy trial.

His defense argued Severance's bizarre behavior and menacing writings are that of a confused man, not a killer.

Two men dead after car crashes into house in Alexandria


 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two young men died after a car crashed into a house Tuesday night in Alexandria, Fairfax County police said. 

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said a 28-year-old man was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Beacon Hill Road at a high rate of speed. The driver veered away from oncoming traffic, lost control and struck a curb, police said. 

According to police, the car then went into a house in the 6800 block of Smithway. 

The driver of the car was transferred to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital where he later died. His 27-year-old passenger died at the scene of the accident.  

According to police, the two were driving a in car that was reported stolen from Falls Church.

Severance defense wraps up testimony


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of Charles Severance, Stan and Virginia Severance were furious as the prosecution ended with a rebuttal witness.

The detective  testified that the parents told him they had a dead bolt on the door to their basement to keep their son from having access to the whole house. 

Earlier in the trial, Mrs. Severance disputed she ever said that.  As defense wrapped up its case, an investigator countered  many prosecution claims. One is that he fled from police.  But the investigator read from an email written just before his arrest in which he stated that he was looking to rent an apartment in Wheeling, WV. 

Overheated cooking oil causes Alexandria house fire


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two adults and four children have been displaced after overheated cooking oil on a stove caused an Alexandria fire, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, said.

The fire happened at 7300 Eastgate Lane around 1:55 p.m., officials said.

When crews got to the scene smoke was coming from the three-story townhouse. The three people who were at home were able to get out unharmed.

Officials said the home had working smoke alarms, however the occupants escaped after smelling smoke. A total of two adults and four children have been displaced. They declined help from the Red Cross. Nobody was injured.

Damages are estimated at $94,000.

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