Author Archives: Matthew Barakat

  • Serial Killer Ex-Marine Gets Death Sentence

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine on Friday was sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of a Navy sailor at a barracks in northern Virginia. The sentencing of Jorge Torrez, 25, of Zion, Illinois, was a formality. A jury last month decided unanimously to impose the death penalty for the ...

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  • Va. Parents Forgive Neighbor for Killing Teen Son

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — The parents of a northern Virginia teenager have a message for the man who shot and killed the 16-year-old: They don't blame him. They forgive him. The teen, Caleb Gordley, died Sunday, shot and killed by his neighbor two doors down. His parents, Shawn and Jennea ...

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