Friday, January 27, 2023

Death on Dare Road: Man accused of killing brother

(WYDaily/File photo)
(WYDaily/File photo)

A 47-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a death investigation Wednesday afternoon.

John Charles Hill, 47, is accused of stabbing Lawrence John Hill, 61, to death.

The two are brothers who shared a home in the 400 block of Dare Road, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.

John Charles Hill is being held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on a second-degree murder charge. His mugshot was not yet available through the jail inmate tracking system at 9:30 a.m. Thursday — he was booked Wednesday night.

Deputies responded at the home just before 3 p.m. Wednesday after dispatchers received a call reporting a dead man inside.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward said a family member walked into the house and found Lawrence John Hill. Authorities said John Charles Hill was immediately detained for questioning.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 888-Lock-U-UP or the Facebook Tip Line at 757-890-4999. Refer to case number 1902651.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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