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Fauquier teen accused of fatally shooting his mom, younger brother rejects plea deal, asks for jury trial

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Fauquier County courthouse

A Fauquier County teen accused of fatally shooting his mother and 6-year-old brother in February 2020 rejected a plea deal from prosecutors Thursday, electing instead for a 10-day jury trial now scheduled to take place next year.

Levi norwood

Levi Norwood

Levi Norwood, 18, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly killing his mother, Jennifer Norwood, and Wyatt Norwood, 6, his younger brother, at the family's Midland home. Levi Norwood had just turned 17 years old at the time of the slaying.

Norwood's attorney, public defender Ryan Ruzic, and Commonwealth's Attorney Scott Hook announced last November that the parties had reached a plea agreement, and a formal plea offer and proffer of facts were filed with the court on Jan. 6. The content of those documents has not been made public.

But on Thursday, when Norwood appeared in court via a video feed from the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center, he confirmed to Circuit Judge James Plowman that he had rejected the plea offer and instead wanted to invoke his right to a jury trial.

Norwood has undergone two court-ordered evaluations that have found that he is competent to stand trial. The results of separate evaluations to determine whether he was "sane" at the time of the alleged offense are not public record.

The trial is scheduled from Feb. 21 to March 6, 2023 in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

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