New Murder Charges Against Man Accused Of Killing UVA Football Players

(Charlottesville)- Authorities have upgraded murder charges against the man accused of fatally shooting three University of Virginia football players last year. A special grand jury in Charlottesville issued the new aggravated murder indictments. If convicted, the 23-year-old would serve a mandatory life sentence. They are the most serious murder charges available in Virginia after it abolished the death penalty in 2021. Jones was a UVA student last November and a former member of the football team when police say he opened fire on a charter bus that had brought back students from a field trip.