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Man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 officers at Virginia college in 2022 and is sentenced to life

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Bridgewater Shooter Pleads Guilty, Sentenced
By LISA LANDRAM Daily News-Record 21 hrs ago

Alexander Wyatt Campbell

The shooter at Bridgewater College in 2022, Alexander Wyatt Campbell, of Ashland, pled guilty to four felonies Monday.

Campbell pled guilty to two charges of the use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two charges of murder in the first-degree, according to Rockingham County Circuit Court records.

Campbell was sentenced to life in prison, according to the records.

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Man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 officers at Virginia college in 2022 and is sentenced to life

The Associated Press
February 27, 2024, 10:36 AM

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A man who had been scheduled for trial in the shooting deaths of two popular police officers at a Virginia college in 2022 instead pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

Alexander Campbell, 29, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Bridgewater College Officer John Painter and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson, news outlets reported. Campbell also pleaded guilty to two counts of using a firearm during a felony. ... A judge in Rockingham County Circuit Court accepted the terms of a plea agreement and handed down two life sentences, plus six years in prison. A trial had been scheduled for April.

Painter, 55, and Jefferson, 48, were friends who were known on campus as the “dynamic duo.” Campbell was a student at the school from 2013 to 2017 and had competed on the cross-country team.

The shooting happened Feb. 1, 2022, when the officers were called to an area outside the college’s Memorial Hall on a report of a suspicious man on campus.


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