Petersburg quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill on hunger strike

Petersburg quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill on hunger strike

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - A man charged with murdering four people in Petersburg has not eaten in nearly a week while in custody at Riverside Regional Jail.

Alexander Hill has missed 18 consecutive meals, according to jail officials. The medical department is monitoring his condition on a daily the jail said. The jail is placing Hill on the hunger strike protocol.

"RRJA has a detailed procedure that is followed when an inmate is identified as refusing to eat," said jail officials. "Once an offender has missed nine consecutive meals, the medical staff implement monitoring procedures that occur each shift to ensure the health of the offender."

Petersburg Commonwealth's Attorney Cassandra Conover had no comment. Hill also refused to communicate with his attorney John Rockecharlie when he visited him at the jail on May 11.

Hill faces four murder charges connected to the April 19, 2014 deaths of Pauline Wilkins, her daughter Vicki Chavis Ansar, along with granddaughter Tanique Davis and great grandson Delvari Chavis.

A multitude of tips poured into law enforcement agencies after media around the nation reported Hill was officially charged with four counts of murder. Petersburg prosecutors filed the murder charges a year after the Harding Street quadruple homicide. Hill was on the run for over a year but was found in Buffalo, N.Y., more than 500 miles away from Petersburg, VA.

NBC12 obtained the multiple arrest warrants charging Hill with four counts of 1st degree murder and two more felony charges, possessing child pornography and encouraging a child to perform or be the subject of sexually explicit material. Police say those last two crimes occurred just two days before the quadruple murder.

Hill is due back in court on September 25th.

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