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Police Charge Second Suspect in Relation to Al Hamraa Murder - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Police Charge Second Suspect in Relation to Al Hamraa Murder

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Charlottesville police have made an arrest in connection with the city's first murder of the year. Police say 21-year-old Antwan Roberts was taken into custody without incident in the city of Charlottesville Thursday.

According to investigators, 30-year-old Antonio Washington was stabbed to death on May 10 at the Al Hamraa restaurant in the Ix building in Charlottesville. 

Roberts is facing a charge of principal in the second-degree to first-degree murder.  Police say Roberts did not commit the murder but was present at the scene and helped the prime suspect. Roberts is being held at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.

Police are still looking for 19-year-old Taneak Turner on a first-degree murder charge. Investigators say Turner was also involved in a shooting incident in the restaurant's parking lot.

Detectives have received a few tips about this case. If you have any information that can help, call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

Charlottesville Police Department Press Release:

The Charlottesville Police Department today arrested and charged Antwan Terrell Roberts in connection with the murder of Antonio Lamar Washington.

Washington was murdered on May 10, 2014.

Roberts is charged as a principal in the 2nd degree to 1st degree murder (VA State Codes 18.2-18/18.2-32). A principal in the 2nd degree is not the perpetrator of the crime but someone who was present, aiding and abetting the perpetrator.

Roberts is being held without bond at the Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Jail.

A warrant was previously obtained for Taneak Quvaughn Turner charging him with 1st degree murder, VA State Code 18.2-32. Turner has not been apprehended as of this release.

If you have information about this case please contact Detective Woodzell at 434-970-3280 or Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.
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