Hearings related to the involuntary manslaughter trial of John Randolph Hooper of Richmond have been delayed now until September due to concerns about COVID-19.
According to the Rappahannock Record (rrecord.com) Retired Judge Charles Poston of Norfolk was supposed to hear matters related to the case in Lancaster County Circuit Court, but the defense requested a continuance which was agreed upon by Northumberland County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jane Wrightson, who has been appointed to represent the Commonwealth in a motion to disqualify Lancaster County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Spencer. The reason given by Wrightson to OK the continuation of the proceedings was because the judicial orders that remain in effect here in Virginia, prohibiting non-emergency hearings.