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Case delayed again

RADFORD — For the third time since September, the case of a Radford man charged in the fatal fall of a Radford University student has been continued.
A Radford City General District Court spokeswoman confirmed Thursday morning that the preliminary hearing for William Christopher Ritter, 19, still was on the schedule for 2:30 p.m. However, records on the Virginia Judicial System Web site this morning indicate the hearing was continued to Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.
Court records show Ritter was scheduled for arraignment on his aggravated malicious wounding charge Sept. 17, but it was continued to Oct. 30, the original date for the preliminary hearing. The October hearing was then continued to yesterday, Nov. 13.
Aggravated malicious wounding is a Class 2 felony, carrying a possible sentence of life or a minimum of 20 years incarceration and a fine up to $100,000.
Ritter is charged with the aggravated malicious wounding of 21-year-old Bobby Fletcher Thomason, who later succumbed to his injuries.
According to Radford City Police Lt. R.A. Wilburn, an investigation “determined the victim (Thomason) was pushed from (a) balcony after being assaulted.”
Initially, police thought Thomason had fallen down stairs on Sept. 14 at the 500 building of Hunters Ridge Apartments.

Case delayed again

RADFORD — For the third time since September, the case of a Radford man charged in the fatal fall of a Radford University student has been continued.
A Radford City General District Court spokeswoman confirmed Thursday morning that the preliminary hearing for William Christopher Ritter, 19, still was on the schedule for 2:30 p.m. However, records on the Virginia Judicial System Web site this morning indicate the hearing was continued to Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.
Court records show Ritter was scheduled for arraignment on his aggravated malicious wounding charge Sept. 17, but it was continued to Oct. 30, the original date for the preliminary hearing. The October hearing was then continued to yesterday, Nov. 13.
Aggravated malicious wounding is a Class 2 felony, carrying a possible sentence of life or a minimum of 20 years incarceration and a fine up to $100,000.
Ritter is charged with the aggravated malicious wounding of 21-year-old Bobby Fletcher Thomason, who later succumbed to his injuries.
According to Radford City Police Lt. R.A. Wilburn, an investigation “determined the victim (Thomason) was pushed from (a) balcony after being assaulted.”
Initially, police thought Thomason had fallen down stairs on Sept. 14 at the 500 building of Hunters Ridge Apartments.