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Court date for Va. man charged with killing father, stepmother

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. — A man charged with killing his father and stepmother in Isle of Wight County is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The Daily Press says a preliminary hearing for 37-year-old Joseph Charles “Jay” Joyner is set for 10 a.m. in Isle of Wight Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Joyner is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Police found the body of Joyner’s stepmother, 58-year-old Sandra Joyner, on April 26 inside her home. The next day, police found the body of Joyner’s father, 62-year-old Joe Joyner Sr., in woods on the couple’s farm.

According to police reports, Joe Joyner was shot in the head and Sandra Joyner died from blunt force trauma to the head.


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