Scott County

Guilty verdict in 2011 Christmas Day Murder

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. - A jury finds a Bristol, Tennessee man guilty of murder and he now could face a life behind bars.

Charlie Joe Ramey was found guilty of Felony First-Degree Murder Thursday in the 2011 Christmas Day murder of Gregory Hale in Scott County, Virginia.

The jury recommends Ramey serve a life sentence and pay a $75,000 fine. Ramey was also given 30 years on a robbery charge and another 10 years on a drug-related charge.

A judge will decide how he will serve his sentence on July 24th.

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