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Saturday, December 12, 2009

VIRGINIA

Girl's killer found mentally competent

A Prince William County judge ruled Friday that a woman who left her adopted 13-year-old daughter for dead in a frigid creek is not mentally incompetent and can be sentenced for the crime.

Alfreedia L. Gregg-Glover, 45, has pleaded guilty to abusing and killing Alexis "Lexie" Agyepong-Glover and lying to police about it.

Defense attorney John V. Notarianni requested a mental health evaluation in October after a nurse at the county jail expressed concerns about Gregg-Glover's mental health. Under Virginia law, a defendant who is found to be mentally ill after being convicted but before sentencing may be sent to a mental hospital instead of prison.

Gregg-Glover sparked a massive police search in January when she said that Lexie had run away. The girl's body was found days later in a Woodbridge area creek. Police said the girl died of drowning and exposure to cold.

Judge Craig D. Johnston scheduled a Feb. 12 sentencing hearing.

-- Maria Glod

Police identify body in Fairfax lake

The man whose body was found in Lake Barcroft in late November was a 24-year-old Falls Church man, Fairfax County police said Friday.

They identified the man as Mario Enrique Sandoval Soto of the 6000 block of Knollwood Drive. His body was found floating near a dock, and authorities have said they think he drowned.


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