Stafford


Lisa Alexander's autistic teenage son, Reginald "Neli" Latson, was convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer in Stafford County, Va., and could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
Lisa Alexander's autistic teenage son, Reginald "Neli" Latson, was convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer in Stafford County, Va., and could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

When a Stafford County jury this month found an autistic teenager guilty of assaulting a law enforcement officer and recommended that he spend 101/2 years in prison, a woman in the second row sobbed.


RICHMOND - In the beginning, several Northern Virginia families whose children have autism thought that their wrenching stories would be enough to get some help from their representatives in the General Assembly.


Stafford Government News

Sticker shock at gas pump sending a jolt through the region's economy
(Post, March 20, 2011; 2:10 PM)

Redistricting likely to shift congressional power to Northern Virginia
(Post, March 20, 2011; 4:58 AM)

Union-free Virginia not spared state pension woes
(Post, March 19, 2011; 7:05 PM)

Virginia to allow prisoners to maintain rest stops
(Post, March 19, 2011; 1:17 PM)

Demystifying Virginia's redistricting
(Post, March 18, 2011; 10:58 AM)
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Stafford Schools News

Va. Democrats try to curb attorney general's power to subpoena public colleges
(Post, January 18, 2011; 7:17 PM)

Class Struggle: A rallying cry for math and science
(Post, October 7, 2010)

A night to honor teachers who excel in the classroom
(Post, May 12, 2010)

Area principals win awards for leadership
(Post, April 30, 2010)

H1N1, other illnesses jack up school absences
(Post, October 30, 2009)
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Stafford Crime News
Lawlor gets death sentence in 2008 Fairfax slaying
(Post, March 17, 2011; 10:39 AM)

One of three convicted killers of Chevy Chase couple sentenced
(Post, March 11, 2011; 6:31 PM)

Virginia victim says she is ready to confront man alleged to be East Coast Rapist
(Post, March 10, 2011; 10:44 PM)

Demeanor of East Coast rape suspect surprises detectives
(Post, March 8, 2011; 4:53 AM)

Police trace suspect's movements in East Coast rape case
(Post, March 7, 2011; 2:02 PM)
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Virginia News

Man freed after 27 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit
(Post, March 22, 2011; 3:14 PM)

DNC chair Tim Kaine leans further toward U.S. Senate run
(Post, March 20, 2011; 2:32 PM)

Redistricting likely to shift congressional power to Northern Virginia
(Post, March 20, 2011; 4:58 AM)

Union-free Virginia not spared state pension woes
(Post, March 19, 2011; 7:05 PM)

Virginia to allow prisoners to maintain rest stops
(Post, March 19, 2011; 1:17 PM)
More Stories

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