Couple could face capital murder charges in death of Hanover cab driver



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HANOVER, Virginia — A Richmond couple charged with killing a Hopewell cab driver may face capital murder charges.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1L1bslc ) reports Hanover County District Judge Heath Campbell certified on Tuesday that first-degree murder charges be sent to a grand jury, which meets June 16. Gruesome details of the case laid out by the prosecutor against 20-year-old Dyshawn Divonte and 19-year-old Alisa Nicole Dejesus could serve as the basis for asking the grand jury to indict them on capital murder charges.

They are charged in the death of 26-year-old James Wells in August 2014.

Officials say Wells was abducted, stabbed multiple times and burned to death inside the taxi he used to transport Simpson and Dejesus.

A trial is not expected until late summer.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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