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Thursday, May 23, 2024

York County woman sentenced for the 2016 shooting death of her husband

Lynn Fogarty (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Lynn Fogarty (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A York County woman has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for shooting her husband to death inside their home in 2016.

Lynn Judith Fogarty, 36, was originally charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony following the death of her husband, Giancarlo Di Fazio, in September 2016 at their home on Burgundy Road in York County .

On Sept. 25, 2016, Fogarty called the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and said she shot her husband during an act of domestic violence. 

“Ms. Fogarty claims to have been the victim of domestic violence with her husband as the perpetrator,” according to a May 18 search warrant — although an earlier warrant indicated Fogarty had no signs of any physical abuse following the shooting.

Evidence led investigators to believe Fogarty shot her husband while he was about to use the bathroom, according to court papers.

Documents also showed Fogarty was intoxicated on the day of the shooting.

Since the the case has gone through the judicial process , which included prosecutors upping her charge to first-degree murder in May 2017, meaning the act was pre-meditated.

Fogarty pleaded guilty January to voluntary manslaughter — on Wednesday she was sentenced to 10 years, with six years and six months suspended, according to court records. 


Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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