Gloucester records first homicide of ...

Gloucester records first homicide of 2008

There are 45 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 19, 2008, titled Gloucester records first homicide of 2008. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A 31-year-old Gloucester woman was stabbed to death at her Hayes residence Friday evening, and her roommate is in custody charged with 2nd-degree murder, according to Gloucester police.

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Any town USA

United States

#21 Jan 19, 2008
My prays are with the family during this difficult time.

It's not about anything other than someone who does not value life. This can and does happen everyday in anytown. This was not a reflection on your town, it is a reflection of the times we live. Its a shame. Its sad that this was the only solution that this "man" could come to. What ever happened it was not worth this women loosing her life over. Pray for the family!
Rooster

AOL

#22 Jan 19, 2008
To all of you that are taking Cathy's death as your soapbox for opinion, I have one suggestion. "Take a good long look in the mirror. Many of you don't have any idea as to whom these people are or what the situation was that caused this tragic incident. I see everything form the county to the state of the times as your answers to what happened.
I figure that in the end you may find that like many deaths of this kind, it may have started in an argument gone wrong and ended in a tragady. Pray for the two people that were involved and pray that we will have not more such incidents as this. If we started careing more about the people around us and less about judging others, maybe even Gloucester could be a better place.
Least thats the way I see it from where I stand. Be well.
RENT LOVER

United States

#23 Jan 19, 2008
This is so sad. That's it. Sad.
Truly Shocked

Newport News, VA

#24 Jan 20, 2008
First of all my prayers go out the her family! This was truly a shock to hear and it saddens me that this happened to such a young person. No ones life should be taken in such a tragic way no matter what to situation. My prayers also go out to his family as well b/c they will be looked at differently in some eyes as well. Everyone need to just lean and depend on Jesus.
ACE

Gloucester, VA

#25 Jan 20, 2008
its nice to know that newport news police dept.found the killer.
Detective Frank Dreben

Suffolk, VA

#26 Jan 20, 2008
Most murders are domestic related. It is good to see that their was multi-jurisdictional help. The previous sheriff would not have been so fast to use help from outside. Sounds like this case is unfortunate. However, it looks as if the Gloucester Sheriff's Office did a great job.
M boyd

Virginia Beach, VA

#27 Jan 20, 2008
Im just sorry that someone had to lose their life I wish Larry the best of luck. My heart goes out to the youg lady family and Larrys family. God bless to them all.

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#28 Jan 20, 2008
W-C-N- wrote:
<quoted text>DAG WAG THE DOG ,YOU FINDLY SAID SOMETHING THAT MAKES SOME GOOD OF THINGS.KEEP IT UP.
Thanks, I am doing my best. I lived in Gloucester for 15 years and loved that town.Sorry you did not understand me before. Rotties say hello.

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#29 Jan 20, 2008
Detective Frank Dreben wrote:
Most murders are domestic related. It is good to see that their was multi-jurisdictional help. The previous sheriff would not have been so fast to use help from outside. Sounds like this case is unfortunate. However, it looks as if the Gloucester Sheriff's Office did a great job.
I agree. I have heard many good things about Sheriff Gentry. Outside Gloucester and as far as Lynchburg. Godspeed Gloucester. It is a beautiful county and you guys need some peace. Get the thugs and gangs out and take back your county.

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#30 Jan 20, 2008
I want to add a tid bit to my postum, when Stanaway was in office, he could not even stay impartial to his own family, domestic wise. Great job Gentry. You guys are in much better shape now, law enforcement wise. Factal event(s) apply here.
wfj

Newport News, VA

#31 Jan 20, 2008
Gloucester and other small towns are making the news a lot latley. Not in good ways either. Part of the problem is that they are growing into a city now. All the criminals from other cities are moving here and screwing up our environment.
Shaking my Head

Hayes, VA

#32 Jan 21, 2008
thetruthalwayscomesout wrote:
I guess I am not understanding what Steve means when he says..."Gentry said the department "had an ongoing history of calls related to," . If I am reading that right, I can only assume that this woman had called for help several times before? If this was the case, and they were only room-mates, why would she stay there in a violent household? I will be the first to say I don't know this woman, at least by name, so if anyone knows the scoop, could you fill me in? This really concerns me that with all of the publicity by the Laurel Shelter, why it would have to come to this? It's such a tragic situation. This family will be in my prayers.
Well, even though the rest of your email shows you have no true understanding of what a person in an abusive relationship truly goes through, I am glad to see that you at least finally mentioned the reference to the police department having an "ongoing history of calls related to" previous incidents regarding Ms. Baccus. I am sure the "ongoing history" dates back to before Mr. Gentry was sworn in or even before the Board of Supervisor "saga"! We cannot blame what happened on the county, and most definitely we cannot, "thetruthalwayscomesout ", blame this on Ms. Baccus. Mr. Combs chose to take someone's life. Enough said.
Shaking my Head

Hayes, VA

#33 Jan 21, 2008
wfj wrote:
Gloucester and other small towns are making the news a lot latley. Not in good ways either. Part of the problem is that they are growing into a city now. All the criminals from other cities are moving here and screwing up our environment.
Living in Gloucester, I hear what is on the news and I read what is published in the local paper. From what I hear/read the top two newsmaking stories in Gloucester are: The loss of young life due to traffic accidents (so sad and unfortunate) and the Board of Supervisors "soap opera". As far as criminal activity...most of what I have read about unfortunatley involves someone who has lived all or most of their life in Gloucester, not a "come here". We can't focus on blaming those "come heres". If we do we loose sight of the problems with roots here in our county.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#34 Jan 21, 2008
Shaking my Head wrote:
<quoted text>
Living in Gloucester, I hear what is on the news and I read what is published in the local paper. From what I hear/read the top two newsmaking stories in Gloucester are: The loss of young life due to traffic accidents (so sad and unfortunate) and the Board of Supervisors "soap opera". As far as criminal activity...most of what I have read about unfortunatley involves someone who has lived all or most of their life in Gloucester, not a "come here". We can't focus on blaming those "come heres". If we do we loose sight of the problems with roots here in our county.
When I lived in Gloucester years ago, the worst thing we saw in the Police blotter in the paper was that Bubba got his weed-plants taken. You never saw much more than that. Kids and underage drinking..stuff like that..as we lived there longer you start to notice that a lot of things are covered up because of what it would do to the town. No place is perfect and the small town have as much mess as anywhere else..its just barney fife knows how to hide it.
Gloucester-come- here

Hayes, VA

#35 Jan 21, 2008
Chet wrote:
My prayers to the family.
My suggestion to the local elected officials - submit legislation to ban illegal knifes.
Heck - you can walk into any store and find knifes hanging on the racks - kids can access them no problem.
In many houses parents leave various cutting instruments open and available to children.
Why would anyone need a knife anyway?
Wow Chet. Bet you're not a friend of the NRA either. I loved the question you pose at the end of your comment. Do you really want me to answer why we need knives? Or maybe I should just sound cliche and say "Knives don't stab people. People stab people." Seriously.
Karen

AOL

#36 Jan 21, 2008
I moved from Gloucester County 6 Month's ago. It use to be a small town in the country free from such a crime. You could leave your door's unlocked, trust your neighbor, raise your children with ease & not worry of violence, crime, gun fire, gangs, theft country living........not any longer........
My heart goes out to her family & friends

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#37 Jan 21, 2008
Gloucester-come-here wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow Chet. Bet you're not a friend of the NRA either. I loved the question you pose at the end of your comment. Do you really want me to answer why we need knives? Or maybe I should just sound cliche and say "Knives don't stab people. People stab people." Seriously.
The report said that there were several phone calls for help..how many calls need to be made..this is so sad
topcat1164

United States

#38 Jan 22, 2008
Va weapon owner wrote:
Wow!
For Those in Gloucester who voted for all the "Big" changes in this town,this is just a small example of the future.
My sympathies to the family.
Gloucester is making the news alot lately and it is not for the good!
SHAME
what the hell does your comments have to do with what happened here...totally unrelated...you are an ignorant person and it scares me that you own a weapon

“Jacob's Sookie”

Since: Nov 07

Hamilton,Va SOBX

#39 Jan 23, 2008
Va weapon owner wrote:
Wow!
For Those in Gloucester who voted for all the "Big" changes in this town,this is just a small example of the future.
My sympathies to the family.
Gloucester is making the news alot lately and it is not for the good!
SHAME
Also a weapon owner, it should not reflect the status of Gloucester. It reflects "that" party involved. It happens everywhere, even in DC.I do not think less of Gloucester for the above mentioned, or law enforcement, it shows how many stupid folks make a town look bad.....did these folks have a history of domestic violence? Had they been in trouble before? We can not inspect each and every home for no goods.....they exist though. GODSPEED Gloucester.
Va weapon owner

United States

#40 Jan 23, 2008
What scares me about you is the fact that you cannot reply to a post without resorting to using vulgar words.That inturn tells me you are unable to express yourself as a mature adult!
I might also add you mentioned my owning a weapon as being scary:What does that have to do with this post" Have a good day
topcat1164 wrote:
<quoted text>
what the hell does your comments have to do with what happened here...totally unrelated...you are an ignorant person and it scares me that you own a weapon

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