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UPDATE: Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Malicious Wounding, Concealing a Dead Body

Robert A. Carroll was sentenced to serve 12-years in prison for malicious wounding and disposing of a body behind Tabb Library in April of 2020. (Courtesy of Norfolk City Jail)
UPDATE (Sept. 15, 2021): A York County judge granted a motion from Carroll’s defense for a continuance. The new status hearing date is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2021. An original date of Sept. 14 was reported initially in this story but the text below has been edited to reflect this change. -Ed.

YORK COUNTY — The Norfolk Circuit Court has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison on Sept. 10, after he plead guilty to strangulation, malicious wounding and concealment of a dead body.

According to court documents, Robert A. Carroll, Jr., 43, was charged in connection with the death of his live-in girlfriend, Marcia Sabrina Distaso, also know as Marcia Dumas back in April of 2020. He was also charged with concealing a dead body after Carroll and another man, Kevin Scott Dunn, 44, transported Distaso’s body to York County and left it behind Tabb Public Library.

Carroll was sentenced to 20 years with 10 suspended for malicious wounding, five years with three suspended for concealing a body, and five years for strangulation with all five suspended.

Dunn was charged in York County with concealing a dead body and pled guilty in November of 2020. York-Poquoson Circuit Court sentenced him to three years in prison, with two years and eight months suspended. He was not charged in connection to Distaso’s death.

York-Poquoson Circuit Court also charged Carroll with concealing a dead body. He was originally scheduled to appear in the county’s circuit court for a status hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 14. However, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, a York County judge granted the defense’s motion for a continuance and a new date has been scheduled for Dec. 7, 2021.

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