Page said he drove Jordan Jerome Eaddy and Pierre Gerard Augustin to the South First Street home of Floyd Alston Jr. on November 21, 2015. According to investigators, Eaddy and Augustin entered the home in an attempt to rob Alston.
Alston was shot in the chest when he fought back. He was later pronounced dead at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Page took a plea deal, and testified for the prosecution against Eaddy and Augustin during their trials. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joseph Platania said no one has ever cooperated and corroborated as many details of a case as Page did.
“In this particular case, I don't think we would have been able to charge, much less prosecute Mr. Augustin, and the prosecution of Mr. Eddy would have been much more difficult without Mr. Page's cooperation and testimony about exactly what led up to the commission of the crime, what happened during it and what happened afterwards," Platania said.
It was revealed in court Wednesday that a group of people discovered a revolver sometime last week, close to where Page had told investigators to look. The gun is being analyzed, but Platania is confident it is the murder weapon.
Page said he felt guilt over the horrific nature of the crime: Alston was gunned down in front of his own child and the child's mother. Page has three children, and told the court he wanted to be involved in their lives.
Wednesday, Judge Richard Moore sentenced Page to an active sentence of five years. He was found guilty for several charges, including attempted robbery and eluding. Page has already served about three years and will end up serving only about two more. As part of a previous plea agreement, the commonwealth did not make a recommendation on sentencing.