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Louisa Resident Admits Murdering Orange County Man

Louisa Resident Admits Murdering Orange County Man

A Louisa County man could face life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of an elderly man. James Melvin Smith entered the first degree murder plea Friday in Orange County Circuit Court (pictured). Smith has told a judge he bludgeoned 84-year-old James Weaver at his Orange home in April of last year. He will be sentenced December 6th.