Gordonsville Man Sentenced for Cutting Victim's Throat
A Gordonsville man will spend eight years in prison for cutting a man's throat. Elijah Burnley, 30, was convicted of aggravated malicious wounding and sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended.
On August 22, investigators say they found a 49-year-old man with his throat cut at a home in Gordonsville. He has since recovered.
Detectives determined it was Burnley, who is the son of the victim's girlfriend, who attacked the victim following an argument.
Louisa County Sheriff's Office Press Release
On August 22, 2011, at approx. 9:20p.m., Louisa County Sheriff's Deputies and Virginia State Troopers responded to a call on West Green Springs Rd, in Gordonsville, for a man whose throat had been cut. Officers found a 49-year-old man who had sustained a severe laceration to his throat. The wounding occurred following an argument that had escalated into a fight. The victim was flown to UVA Medical Center where he was treated and survived his wound. The victim was subsequently released from the hospital.
After an investigation by Louisa County Sheriff's Office Detectives, deputies arrested Elijah Blue Burnley, the 30-year-old son of the victim's girlfriend, for one count of aggravated malicious wounding. The suspect surrendered without incident. The suspect was taken before the magistrate and is being held without bond, at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.