Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Announ...

Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Announces Burglar Conviction - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News...

There are 41 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 13, 2012, titled Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Announces Burglar Conviction - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire announced the conviction of Marcus Houchens 25, on six counts of burglary , four counts grand larceny and five counts of property damage.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

Steve

Waynesboro, VA

#21 Sep 14, 2012
If your going to put him away for life -- why not just say that - and how is that a common low life thief gets more time than a killer? Think of the additional costs to the taxpayer to house this offender - why ? Sounds like yet another crime against the taxpayers to me, just another mouth the state is going to feed at taxpayer expense.
lawgirl

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Sep 14, 2012
Typical Louisa County Commonwealth Attorney posturing. It is all about scaling them up the political ladder, not about what is fair or right. Tom Garret, ex Commonwealth's Attorney, did the same thing. He spent his campaign denying he was running for CW as a stepping stone. Two years later, he QUIT to run for Virginia State Senate. Now he has Rusty Mcguire, who prosecuted all of Tom's cases when he was CW because Tom didn't know how,deliverying the same mentality. Throw everyone in jail for life for petty crimes and the violent offenders skate.
Realistic Sentence

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Sep 14, 2012
Knowing the family they all agree Markus needs to spend time in prison but are against a life sentence. If you ever lose a child to drugs you will understand this case. You get high break into houses to feed your habit you get a life sentence but for murder, rape, molestation you get a smack on the hand. Family is far from thugs and at ddddddddd skin color does matter in this case because the admitted accomplice in this case is a white female who has not served a day in jail until recently when she got caught stealing again. At Gnu the family could deal with 18 years for these B&E's that took place over a short period of time but its in the hands of Lord and the Judge. Mr. McGuire is doing his job and ALSO going for votes but I sure hope his kids nor family get mixed up in drugs cause KARMA is the devil when it comes back around.
Bama

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Sep 14, 2012
WHO wrote:
<quoted text>
Hope your thoughts are much harsher for one whose taken a life! Wishing a 25 y.o. would spend the rest of his life in jail when YOU DON'T know the complete facts of the case and go simply on what the news allows you to hear/read..pretty sad! People deserve a chance and forgiveness...no lives lost or people hurt here, but you can go out and take a life or sodomize & rape people and still walk the streets!!!
Must be a crackhead family member.
Rot In Jail

Vienna, VA

#25 Sep 14, 2012
I can't wait til this guy gets sentenced for life! He stole my 5-year olds Nindento DS and my grandmother's gold-plated Back-Scratcher! What a piece of garbage this guy is.
Rot In Jail

Vienna, VA

#26 Sep 14, 2012
Gnu wrote:
<quoted text>
Compared to the KILLING of Y. Love ...Huguely got 23 years (?)..this idi-ot should
get around 18 years and WORK to PAY for all the damages, including his own psychiatric treatment. Not sit on his phat **** in prison, rotting away, wasting taxpayer money.
Just an FYI... PHAT stands for,'Pretty Hot and Tempting'. That being said, YOU ARE GROSS!!!
Left Unsaid

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Sep 14, 2012
Bama wrote:
<quoted text>Must be a crackhead family member.
sometimes comments are best left unsaid.....you don't know the family so don't make statements that aren't true......
Left Unsaid

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Sep 14, 2012
lawgirl wrote:
Typical Louisa County Commonwealth Attorney posturing. It is all about scaling them up the political ladder, not about what is fair or right. Tom Garret, ex Commonwealth's Attorney, did the same thing. He spent his campaign denying he was running for CW as a stepping stone. Two years later, he QUIT to run for Virginia State Senate. Now he has Rusty Mcguire, who prosecuted all of Tom's cases when he was CW because Tom didn't know how,deliverying the same mentality. Throw everyone in jail for life for petty crimes and the violent offenders skate.
wow Lawgirl sounds like you hit the nail on the head......I didn't know the Tom Garrett story, but it sounds like that's what McGuire might be shooting for
who

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Sep 14, 2012
Bama wrote:
<quoted text>Must be a crackhead family member.
Actually no, but it was a crackhead female, not a family member, old enough to be his mother, who should have been a role model, that helped place him in this situation and was his accomplice in this crime spree. But she hasn't served a day for her part.
Hmmm.... causian, wonder how much time she will get.
One Man

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Sep 14, 2012
From the moment of birth even unto the end of life, the cost and burden to society are overwhelming.
fat boy

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Sep 14, 2012
Markus was always a very friendly, intelligent young man. He's certainly not the villain some are making him out to be. He is human, however, and young. Sometimes young humans make mistakes. Wonder if Kevin Lee ever made one? My guess is yes, but obviously nobody used the bullet on him. Want to rethink your comment kev?
ovary actor

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Sep 14, 2012
any relation to Remone Houchens, the guy who beat that elderly woman nearly to death? I could be wrong, but I imagine the lengthy sentence has something to do with prior offenses.
Realistic Sentence

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Sep 14, 2012
ovary actor wrote:
any relation to Remone Houchens, the guy who beat that elderly woman nearly to death? I could be wrong, but I imagine the lengthy sentence has something to do with prior offenses.
no relation he Markus is actually from Charlottesville but the media reports so well...
fat boy

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Sep 14, 2012
Definitely no relation to Remone Houchens. Totally different family.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Sep 14, 2012
Rot In Jail wrote:
<quoted text>
Just an FYI... PHAT stands for,'Pretty Hot and Tempting'. That being said, YOU ARE GROSS!!!
Exactly, perfect for Bubba ...lol
WHO

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Sep 14, 2012
Realistic Sentence wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously horrible parents. Dude get a life. And stealing is wrong no matter who its from and by the way no he has excellent parents. Unfortunately he was mixed with the wrong crowd running around with white trash who help get him addicted to crack and was also breaking into places. Obviously you are racist ignorant being so not worthy of a my response. But hey what's this white lady know so I'll just pray for you as well....
It's pretty obvious who will probably rot in hell here Earl; racist people are the most disgusting people in the world. You should never judge a person that you don't know, and definitely should never speak against a child's family just because that child falls astray...they could and more often have the best parents and family in the world. I, and I'm sure MANY others out there, will be praying for you and your judgmental racist self.
WHO

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Sep 14, 2012
Realistic Sentence wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously horrible parents. Dude get a life. And stealing is wrong no matter who its from and by the way no he has excellent parents. Unfortunately he was mixed with the wrong crowd running around with white trash who help get him addicted to crack and was also breaking into places. Obviously you are racist ignorant being so not worthy of a my response. But hey what's this white lady know so I'll just pray for you as well....
Oh yeah, and who did you learn your dirty, nasty racist habits from...doesn't speak much for any of you!! You sure as hell won't make it far in life, especially talking this s%&# to the wrong person
bee

Palmyra, VA

#41 Sep 14, 2012
Scumbag Earl wrote:
This Fat, Black, African-American can go rot in hell, for all I care. I'm tired of the black man always stealing things from good and honest white people. This nonsense NEEDS TO STOP!
He must have been raised by horrible parents, whom he learned these dirty habits from.
It's a sad world.
Earl, It is a said world that racist people like you exist, still in this day and time! Not all people that steal are black, and not all white people are honest! You know nothing about his Family, they are good people! But obviously you need to question how you became such a racist person, if your parent raised you so wonderfully, where they horrible dirty habit people.... or just hate filled? Take a look in the mirror, you might not like what you see!
Tpayne

United States

#43 Sep 23, 2012
So all of u saying he deserves this sentence feel that material things are more valuble than a life???it.sits right with you that people kill each other n serve less time than this? You.are sick. Markus is a good person that got into something he shouldn't have... no one was physically hurt in the process n the time he is facing simply IS NOT RIGHT
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#44 Sep 23, 2012
I know one of the victims of this guy. Fortunately nobody was home when he broke in, it cost this guy more to repair the damage he did to the house than this guy took. He also tried to get his girlfriend and family members to perjure on the stand, his first mistake was he tried to convince them to do it in a letter from jail, which we all know is monitored. Those that showed up and attempted to give a false statement were all caught. That is when he decided to plead guilty instead of fighting the charges.
.
He faces 4 life sentences, that doesn't mean he will get them.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Louisa Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Louisa County Alert Dog: Dog Trained to Help Di... (Oct '10) Nov 26 Knowsthisliar 50
Cassidy Mcadams. (Oct '10) Oct '16 county 5
Rick Mitchell of Family Motors Oct '16 Frustrated 1
Rick Mitchell of Family Motors Oct '16 Frustrated 1
Family Auto Oct '16 Frustrated 2
Review: Crisy's Critters (Feb '13) Oct '16 vegan85 8
News Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American ... Oct '16 NotSoDivineMsM 1,473

Louisa Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Louisa Mortgages