Trial for Petersburg quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill delayed

Trial for Petersburg quadruple murder suspect Alexander Hill delayed

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - The trial for the man accused of killing four family members in Petersburg during Easter weekend of 2014 has been delayed until Sept. 2017.

According to Petersburg's Commonwealth's Attorney Cassandra Conover, four weeks have been set aside for the trial of Alexander Roosevelt Hill, Jr., which is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 6, 2017, in connection with the deaths of Pauline Wilkins, her daughter Vicki Chavis Ansar, along with granddaughter Tanique Davis and great-grandson Delvari Chavis, 2.

All four were found dead in a burning home along Harding Street on Apr. 19, 2014.

After the murders, Hill disappeared for a year. He was interviewed by a Buffalo, New York television station, in disguise, where he was getting assistance from a soup kitchen.

Earlier this year, Hill was charged with seven new indictment, including six new capital murder charges. He was also indicted on one count of arson.

Hill previously faced four counts of first-degree murder in connection with the four deaths.

Conover said ample time is being given to allow for investigations and trial preparation by both sides.

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