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UVA cancels last house soccer sport of season


UVA students attended a candlelight vigil Monday night.

UVA college students attended a candlelight vigil Monday night time.
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Three days after an on-campus capturing took the lives of three Virginia soccer gamers, the college canceled the Cavaliers’ last house sport of the season, which might’ve been Saturday in opposition to nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina. Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry, and Devin Chandler have been the three killed within the mass capturing, with two others being wounded. One is an unidentified soccer participant.

The cancellation comes inside hours of when the capturing’s suspect, 22-year-old former UVA soccer participant Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., is due in courtroom for his first listening to. Native police and campus management stated Jones was on a faculty discipline journey Sunday night to see a play in Washington D.C., about two hours north of Charlottesville, Va. When the bus returned to campus, police stated Jones began capturing. Jones allegedly fled the scene and wasn’t taken into police custody till Monday morning.

Jones will face three counts of second-degree homicide, two counts of malicious wounding, and extra expenses. Up to date Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:38 a.m.: He was denied bond. A 2021 hid weapons cost was additionally revealed on the listening to.

Courses at Virginia additionally resumed on Wednesday, with the Cavaliers at present scheduled to play their last sport of the season subsequent Saturday on the street in opposition to Virginia Tech. Virginia is 3-7 and never eligible for bowl consideration. Jones was a one-semester walk-on at Virginia in 2018 and not one of the capturing’s victims performed for the Cavaliers at the moment.

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