Suspect in mother/daughter hate crime murders served 1 month of 38 year sentance
A black male, suspected of beating two white females to death in Charlottesville, should have been severing almost 39 years in prison at the time.
Instead the judge suspended 38 years and nine months of the sentence.
The suspect is also an aspiring ganster rapper. Police say they matched a red shoe, used in the crime, to a shoe the suspect is wearing in a rap video.
He was released from prison almost exactly three years ago: but Gene Everett Washington had two probation violations this year involving seven different charges that might have sent him back to prison for a long, long time.
Those violations could have put him away for 38 years and ten months, but 38 years and nine months was suspended.
Now he’s accused of killing a mom and her teenage daughter in Charlottesville.
He was an aspiring rapper and police sources have confirmed to CBS 6, that shoes from one of Washington’s rap videos could become evidence in the beating death of Robin Aldridge and her teenage daughter Mani.
The mother and daughter were found inside their Rugby Avenue home in Charlottesville Saturday morning after it had been set on fire.
“Mani and Mr. Washington did know each other,” said Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo. “I will not go into the extent of their relationship, but we have no reason to believe it was random. It was senseless and brutal.”
Sources say investigators are scouring Washington’s social media sites, looking for information about the 30-year-old now charged with the horrific killings.