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Update: Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, neighbor to appear in court

Norfolk, Va. – The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and his neighbor heads to court on Wednesday.

Police say Jamiel Graves murdered his next door neighbor, Phylicia Robinson, in Norfolk, and his ex-girlfriend, Mandi Myers, in Virginia Beach, last year in November.

Officials say Graves’s mother found Robinson’s body in his closet weeks after she disappeared.

Myers’s body was also found in a closet, by her sister.

A court ordered mental evaluation said Graves suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and drug addiction.

But, a judge ruled earlier this year, Graves is competent to stand trial.

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Trial date set for man accused of killing Norfolk police officer

Virginia Beach, Va. – A trial date has now been set for the man accused of killing off-duty police Officer Victor Decker.

February 25, 2014, is the day that Raymond Perry will go on trial. He is accused of killing off-duty police Officer Victor Decker in Virginia Beach. The trial date was set this morning in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

In order for that trial date to be set, Perry had to agree to waive his right to a speedy trial. Perry now also has a second attorney – he is entitled to two lawyers, since he faces the death penalty.

It was almost two years after Decker’s murder before an arrest was made.

Decker was killed in October of 2010, outside of a club on Oceana Boulevard. He was off-duty at the time.

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Norfolk man arrested for stabbing three in Virginia Beach

A Norfolk man has been arrested for stabbing three people in Virginia Beach, and killing one of them.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Virginia Beach dispatchers received a call for a male who had been stabbed in the Way Point Apartments complex.

When police and rescue personnel arrived in the 5100 block of Venture Court, they found three male victims on the sidewalk suffering from stab wounds.

The victims were immediately transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital where one of the victims was pronounced dead. A second victim is listed in critical but stable condition, and the third victim has been treated and released.

The deceased victim has been identified as Joseph Brinkos, 20, of the 600 block of W. 36th Street, Norfolk.