GUILTY VA - Megan Lorraine Metzger, 19, Appomattox County, 17 Jul 2018 *arrest*

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  1. Sunshine95

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    Codynah!
     
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    This is still on the court site as happening for today - maybe a video conference?

    Friday, April 24th:
    *Status Hearing (Arson charge) (@ 9am ET) – VA – Megan Lorraine Metzger (19) (July 17, 2018, Appomattox County; found July 22, 2018) - for *Juan Benavidez III (19/now 20) arrested & charged (7/20/18) & arraigned (10/9/18) with felony count of arson of a vehicle. Charged & indicted (12/17/19) with 1 count of arson (personal property), destroying evidence of a Felony, accessory after the fact (F1 & F2), malicious setting fire to wood/grass & destruction of property with intent (over $1K). Held without bond.
    1/29/19 Update: Plead guilty (no contest) to accessory after a homicide, conceal or compound a felony, defilement of a dead body, concealing a dead body & grand larceny: auto theft. Sentencing is scheduled for 5/9, rescheduled for 2/24/20. 2/24/10: Sentenced to 13 years in prison.
    1/29/19: still facing arson and other charges in Westmoreland. Status hearing on 5/17, continued to 7/26. 7/26/19: Hearing for arson plus charges continued to 10/25. 10/25/19: Arson charges are now scheduled for status hearing on 4/24/20.
    *David Weston Newton (20) – Plead guilty to a plea deal. As part of a plea agreement accepted by Judge William Glover, Newton was sentenced to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended. Eight other felony charges were dropped as part of the deal.
    *Robert Patrick KeatingPlead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    *Keelyn Rose Codynah – Plead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 16 years in prison.
     
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    Rescheduled for July 10
     
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    Thank you @Lgreen - much appreciated! :)
     
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    Friday, August 14th:
    *Plea Hearing (Arson charge) (@ 9am ET) – VA – Megan Lorraine Metzger (19) (July 17, 2018, Appomattox County; found July 22, 2018) - for *Juan Benavidez III (19/now 20) arrested & charged (7/20/18) & arraigned (10/9/18) with felony count of arson of a vehicle. Charged & indicted (12/17/19) with 1 count of arson (personal property), destroying evidence of a Felony, accessory after the fact (F1 & F2), malicious setting fire to wood/grass & destruction of property with intent (over $1K). Held without bond.
    1/29/19 Update: Plead guilty (no contest) to accessory after a homicide, conceal or compound a felony, defilement of a dead body, concealing a dead body & grand larceny: auto theft. Sentencing is scheduled for 5/9, rescheduled for 2/24/20. 2/24/10: Sentenced to 13 years in prison.
    1/29/19: still facing arson and other charges in Westmoreland. Status hearing on 5/17, continued to 7/26. 7/26/19: Hearing for arson plus charges continued to 10/25. 10/25/19: Arson charges are now scheduled for status hearing on 4/24/20.
    4/24/20 Update: Status hearing on 4/24 was rescheduled due to the coronavirus to 7/10/20. 7/8/20 Update: Plea deal in the works. Status hearing for 7/10 has been cancelled. Next Plea hearing on 8/14/20 for arson charges.
    *David Weston Newton (20) – Plead guilty to a plea deal. As part of a plea agreement accepted by Judge William Glover, Newton was sentenced to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended. Eight other felony charges were dropped as part of the deal.
    *Robert Patrick KeatingPlead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    *Keelyn Rose Codynah – Plead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 16 years in prison.
     
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    Benavidez looks to be continued for 9/25/2020
     

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    Thank you!! :)
    Hmmm.... maybe you can help on some other Virginia cases?? Yes? :)
     
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    Sure! This one was apparently pretty close to home (like... less than 10 miles away!), but I can pull up VA records as needed. Just let me know who/when/where. :)
     
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    Okay - great! :) I'll "tag" you on the cases I'm looking for!
     
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    Well - I never heard of this woman!?

    Woman is fifth sentenced to prison in Metzger slaying

    Sept. 15, 2020

    A Mineral woman Tuesday became the fifth person to receive a prison term for participating in the 2018 slaying and dismemberment of 19-year-old Megan Metzger in Spotsylvania County.

    Laura Beth Denekas, 35, received the maximum sentence of five years in prison from Judge William Glover for her conspiracy conviction in Spotsylvania Circuit Court. She received an additional year to serve on an unrelated drug conviction.
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    Denekas had the least culpability in the coverup, according to the evidence. She accompanied Keating to Washington to sell the gun used in the murder for money that was used to purchase more drugs.



    I still have Benavidez facing arson charges. He did a plea deal and has hearing on 9/25/20. And then we are "done" with this group!

    RIP Megan...
    Rest In Peace.jpg
     
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    Friday, Sept. 25th:
    *Plea Hearing (Arson charge) (@ 9am ET) – VA – Megan Lorraine Metzger (19) (July 17, 2018, Appomattox County; found July 22, 2018) - for *Juan Benavidez III (19/now 21) arrested & charged (7/20/18) & arraigned (10/9/18) with felony count of arson of a vehicle. Charged & indicted (12/17/19) with 1 count of arson (personal property), destroying evidence of a Felony, accessory after the fact (F1 & F2), malicious setting fire to wood/grass & destruction of property with intent (over $1K). Held without bond.
    1/29/19 Update: Plead guilty (no contest) to accessory after a homicide, conceal or compound a felony, defilement of a dead body, concealing a dead body & grand larceny: auto theft. Sentencing is scheduled for 5/9, rescheduled for 2/24/20. 2/24/10: Sentenced to 13 years in prison.
    1/29/19: still facing arson and other charges in Westmoreland. Status hearing on 5/17, continued to 7/26. 7/26/19: Hearing for arson plus charges continued to 10/25. 10/25/19: Arson charges are now scheduled for status hearing on 4/24/20.
    4/24/20 Update: Status hearing on 4/24 was rescheduled due to the coronavirus to 7/10/20. 7/8/20 Update: Plea deal in the works. Status hearing for 7/10 has been cancelled. Next Plea hearing on 8/14/20. 8/14/20 Update: Plea hearing has been moved to 9/25/20.
    *David Weston Newton (20) – Plead guilty to a plea deal. As part of a plea agreement accepted by Judge William Glover, Newton was sentenced to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended. Eight other felony charges were dropped as part of the deal.
    *Robert Patrick KeatingPlead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    *Keelyn Rose Codynah – Plead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 16 years in prison.
     
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    Man pleads guilty to arson after woman’s body set on fire

    Sept. 25, 2020
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Juan Benavidez III has pleaded guilty to arson in Westmoreland County Circuit Court after a woman’s body was set on fire.
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    Court documents say several other charges he faced are no longer being pursued:
    • Accessory to murder after the fact
    • Destroying evidence
    • Maliciously set fire
    • Destruction of property with the intent
     
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    Benavidez:

    # Date Time Type Room Plea Duration Jury Result

    10 09/25/2020 9:00AM Plea Guilty Presentence Ordered

    11 12/09/2020 9:00AM Pre-Sentence Report

    link: Virginia Court Case Information
     
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    Wednesday, Dec. 9th:
    *Pre-Sentencing Report Hearing (Arson charge) (@ 9am ET) – VA – Megan Lorraine Metzger (19) (July 17, 2018, Appomattox County; found July 22, 2018) - *Juan Benavidez III (19/now 21) arrested & charged (7/20/18) & arraigned (10/9/18) with felony count of arson of a vehicle. Charged & indicted (12/17/19) with 1 count of arson (personal property), destroying evidence of a Felony, accessory after the fact (F1 & F2), malicious setting fire to wood/grass & destruction of property with intent (over $1K). Held without bond.
    1/29/19 Update: Plead guilty (no contest) to accessory after a homicide, conceal or compound a felony, defilement of a dead body, concealing a dead body & grand larceny: auto theft. Sentencing is scheduled for 5/9, rescheduled for 2/24/20. 2/24/10: Sentenced to 13 years in prison.
    1/29/19: still facing arson and other charges in Westmoreland. Status hearing on 5/17, continued to 7/26. 7/26/19: Hearing for arson plus charges continued to 10/25. 10/25/19: Arson charges are now scheduled for status hearing on 4/24/20.
    4/24/20 Update: Status hearing on 4/24 was rescheduled due to the coronavirus to 7/10/20. 7/8/20 Update: Plea deal in the works. Status hearing for 7/10 has been cancelled. Next Plea hearing on 8/14/20. 8/14/20 Update: Plea hearing has been moved to 9/25/20.
    9/25/20 Update: Arson: Benavidez plead guilty to arson. Court documents say several other charges he faced are no longer being pursued: Accessory to murder after the fact, destroying evidence, maliciously set fire & destruction of property with the intent. Next pre-sentencing report hearing on 12/9/20.
    *David Weston Newton (20) – Plead guilty to a plea deal. As part of a plea agreement accepted by Judge William Glover, Newton was sentenced to life in prison with all but 40 years suspended. Eight other felony charges were dropped as part of the deal.
    *Robert Patrick KeatingPlead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    *Keelyn Rose Codynah – Plead guilty. Sentencing was on 2/24/20 & sentenced to 16 years in prison.
     
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    1 12/09/2020 9:00AM Pre-Sentence Report Sentenced

    Final Disposition
    Disposition Code: Disposition Date: Concluded by:
    Guilty 12/09/2020 Guilty Plea

    Jail/Penitentiary:
    Penitentiary
    Sentence Time: Sentence Suspended:
    10 Year(s) 2 Year(s)

    Probation Type: Probation time:
    Indefinite Supervision 20 Year(s)

    link: Virginia Court Case Information
     
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    All have now been sentenced...

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    Rest In Peace.jpg
     
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    Got an article on my alerts

    Man sentenced on arson charge in connection to murder of Megan Metzger

    By NBC12 Newsroom | December 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM EST - Updated December 9 at 3:55 PM
    WESTMORELAND Co., Va. (WWBT) - A man was sentenced on an arson charged in connection to the 2018 murder of 19-year-old Megan Metzger.

    Juan Benavidez previously pleaded guilty to arson in a Westmoreland County court. Wednesday he was sentenced to 10 years in prison with two suspended. He will serve a total of eight years.
     
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