Homicide

Murder trial in Farm Fresh shooting moves to May

Murder trial in Farm Fresh shooting moves to May

The trial of a Northern Virginia man on charges of first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony was continued this morning in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court until May.

Brian Alexander Hicks, 56, charged in the death of Providence Forge resident Gabriel Ryan Maness, was scheduled for a bench trial Wednesday in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court, but that will now take place Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. He made an appearance at today's hearing, which lasted about five minutes.

Commonwealth's Attorney Nate Green had said Tuesday he expected the case to be removed from the docket and continued. Green said in court today he...

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