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Braulio Castillo.

Lead detective testifies in Ashburn murder case

Braulio Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in March 2014, had a fresh scrape under a black eye the same day his wife's body was discovered in her Belmont Station Road home, a Loudoun detective testified today.

Two indicted for fraudulently obtaining $67K in student loans from NOVA, other colleges

Two Louisiana residents were indicted May 19 by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing the identities of four people to fraudulently obtain about $67,000 in federal student loans from Northern Virginia Community College and other schools.

Ashburn man arrested for grand larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile

Zachary H. Fosset, 20, of Ashburn, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, grand larceny, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, underage possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana. The other suspect is a juvenile and his case is pending.

Sterling man assaults Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputy

Deputies initially responded to a report of a “disorderly subject” who was intoxicated and had a knife.

Braulio M. Castillo

Defense arguments begin for Ashburn man accused of killing wife

The defense team for Braulio M. Castillo, the Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife in 2014 and staging it to look like a suicide, says there's no evidence linking their client to her murder.

Two Harleys stolen from Waterford home

Two Harley Davidson motorcycles, one antique and one custom-made, were stolen from a Waterford garage early Wednesday morning.

Deputies investigate drug-related incident in Ashburn

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potentially drug-related threat where a man was confronted Wednesday by two individuals brandishing firearms.

Sterling woman arrested for apparent religious animal sacrifices

A confidential informant reported seeing the accused “run around the house, slamming the chickens to the wall, bludgeon them to death with a club, bury the chickens alive, burn the chickens alive and cut them from the top of the neck, down the center of the body, while still alive,” according to the search warrant.

Loudoun Fire and Rescue crews check a Hamilton home for fire extension on Monday. The home sustained $20,000 in damage.

House fires in Hamilton, Aldie cause $770,000 in damage

Two house fires on Monday in Hamilton and Aldie caused about $770,000 in damage and injured one firefighter.

Braulio M. Castillo

Jury selection begins in Ashburn murder case

Jury selection in the case against an Ashburn man accused of killing his estranged wife and staging it to look like a suicide will continue until at least Thursday.

Former Virginia Regional Transit CEO pleads guilty to bribery

The former CEO of Virginia Regional Transit pleaded guilty today to a bribery scheme that caused $380,000 in losses to the U.S. government.

Ashburn man charged on firearm-related offenses

An Ashburn man was charged Sunday with the reckless handling of a firearm and other related charges after his weapon discharged while he was cleaning it.

Sterling co-workers charged with assault

Two co-workers were arrested Sunday after an argument turned violent at a home in 1040 block of Warwick Court in Sterling.

Solicitor assaults Sterling homeowner after asked to leave property

A D.C. man was arrested Saturday after deputies said he solicited a home in the 100 block Tamarack Court in Sterling and assaulted the homeowner after he was asked to leave.

Bethany Anne Decker has been missing since January 2011. She was 5 months pregnant at the time. Courtesy Photo

Person of interest in missing Ashburn woman’s case pleads guilty to shooting girlfriend

A Centreville man named as a person of interest in the January 2011 disappearance of a pregnant Ashburn woman has pleaded guilty to a 2014 attack on his North Carolina girlfriend who was shot in the head, according to WTOP.
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