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Longtime Petersburg judge found dead inside home

Updated: Sep. 14, 2019 at 9:30 PM EDT
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PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A death investigation is underway after a longtime Petersburg judge was found dead inside a home Friday night.

Police responded to the 1700 block of Westover Avenue at about 8:45 p.m.

According to former Petersburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Cassandra Conover, Judge James D’Alton was found dead.

Petersburg police conducted a death investigation. The Chief Medical Examiner said the manner of death was ruled suicide.

Conover said D’Alton was retired but would still work as a substitute judge.

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