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Emily Schantz told WTVR she was driving with her family in Caroline County when the car in front of her swerved around something in the road. Schantz said she ended up hitting it, which turned out to be a bag. Thinking it was trash, Schantz said she picked the bag up, and then another bag spotted about 15 feet away, and put it in her truck. Turns out, that bag was full of money, close to about a million dollars in cash.

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Heavy fog and an ice-slickened highway contributed to a massive pre-Christmas 69-vehicle pileup in eastern Virginia on Sunday that left more than 50 people injured, two in critical condition, authorities said. The chain-reaction crash happened just before 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Williamsburg, Virginia, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said during a news conference Sunday afternoon. “We do not know the cause of the initial accident, but we do know that fog and the icy road conditions were causative factors in this multi-vehicle crash,” Anaya said.

Roena Mills will spend the rest of her days behind bars. The courtroom erupted with emotion as the jury handed down the guilty verdict. Mercer County prosecuting attorney, George Sitler, said she will not receive mercy.

“If ever there was a case where life without mercy was appropriate, it’s this case. This was a savage killing and decapitation,” Sitler explained.

The court saw no emotion out of Mills who is now convicted of slaughtering, torturing and beheading 29-year-old Bo White. She maintained a cold demeanor throughout trial.

“Frankly, I think it was the attitude of the defendant in the courtroom,” said Sitler, “She never displayed any remorse or appreciation for what she had done.”

Sitler said prior to trial she had the words ‘special kinda crazy’ tattooed on her chest. During closing statements, he referred to cryptic statements she made after her arrest, like ‘I’m not even sorry,’ and ‘I’ve already got one body you all ain’t nothing.’

“She savors what she’s done, she revels in it, she thinks it’s the greatest achievement of her life and I think that’s what affected the jury,” Sitler said.

Deputy Logan Addair was the lead investigator on the case.

“This was unreal,” Addair said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Addair said he never wavered in his belief that it was Mills who stabbed White 18 times, punctured his heart, and cut of his head.

“The initial arrest, of course her coming out of the area from where the remains were found, the statements she had made from day one,” said Addair.

Throughout trial, the defense pointed the finger at Bo White’s father, Jimmie, claiming he was jealous that his girlfriend, Mills, was sleeping with his son.

While Mills is the proven killer, with an overwhelming amount of evidence against her, the state does not discount Jimmie’s possible role. There is still a chance he could also be charged in the future.

UPDATE 12/5/19 1:00 P.M.: THE JURY OF ROENA MILLS REACHED A VERDICT:

The jury went into deliberations this morning in the trial of Roena Mills. Deliberations ended around 1:00 PM. Mills was found guilty of 1st degree murder without mercy.

Stick with 59News for the latest updates.

UPDATE 12/4/19 1:00 P.M.: ROENA MILLS TRIAL INFO LATEST:

Day two of Roena Mills trial in front of Judge Mark Wills. Mills stood trial looking almost unrecognizable from when she was arrested.

Mills is charged with killing and decapitating 29-yesr-old Bo White. White was found beheaded at his home in Lerona on April 1, 2018.

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Judge gets a taste of his own medicine, Mark Wallburn the state of dubious ethics West Virginia

West Virginia dedicated to making Americans look like idiots since 1860! Straight out of the West Virginia underworld

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A black student at a Christian school in Virginia who accused three white sixth grade boys of cutting her dreadlocks and calling her ugly now says she was lying about the attack. Amari Allen, 12, told NBC Washington last week that she was playing at recess at Immanuel Christian School in Springfield when one boy grabbed her arms, another put his hands over her mouth and a third cut her hair. “They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly,” she said. The alleged incident garnered national attention partially because Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, teaches part-time at Immanuel Christian School.

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The man charged for killing Tommie the dog said he “blacked out” and “snapped” after the dog bit his daughter.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force on May 20 and charged with felony animal cruelty following a months-long investigation into the death of Tommie.

Tommie, who was named by his rescuers, was found tied to an Abner Clay Park fence and set on fire the night of February 10, 2019.

Hill spoke to CBS 6 by phone from his cell at the Richmond City Justice Center Friday.

Hill said he had owned the male brindle pit bull they named “Choo Choo” for several months. He claimed the dog had attacked several of his family members.

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The drug-addled parents of a two-month-old baby who died from a heroin and cocaine overdose have been charged with murder.

A grand jury indicted Eugene Chandler, 27, and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield for homicide and child neglect on Tuesday, June 25 in Danville, Virginia.

Police say they received a call for help in November 2018 about an unresponsive baby and found baby girl unresponsive in the arms of Chandler.

Though there were no obvious signs of physical trauma to the infant, the department immediately began a death investigation.

The case was referred to the Western District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Police said the toxicology results from the child’s system indicated enough heroin and cocaine to result in her death.

Police found evidence of drug use in the house and an autopsy ruled the baby girl’s cause of death was due to an ‘acute heroin and cocaine intoxication in a setting of co-sleeping.’

Chandler and Brumfield are being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

A school officer went to the hospital and a student went to jail after a brawl inside a Loudoun County, Virginia, high school cafeteria on Thursday, authorities say.

Video of the fight shows a Dominion High School student punching and a School Resource Officer punching and hitting each other.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 1 p.m. when an administrator at the school told the student to go to the office from the cafeteria.

Authorities say the student refused multiple times and assaulted the staff member.

Then, the deputy who works at the school tried going up to the student to calm him down, but the student turned and assaulted the officer, the sheriff’s office said.

The officer “defended himself while taking the student into custody,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Medics took the deputy to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.