UPDATE: Grandson charged in Campbell County double murder - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

UPDATE: Grandson charged in Campbell County double murder

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Robert Lee Philbrook, 27 Robert Lee Philbrook, 27

7:00 p.m. update

Robert Lee Philbrook appeared in Campbell County juvenile and domestic relations court this morning.

Court records show a judge found he did not have the means to hire an attorney so he'll be appointed one.

His preliminary hearing in Campbell County J&D court is scheduled for April 29th.

Court records show investigators are testing 5 swabs of "potential biological evidence" found in Philbrook's car for DNA.

A search warrant for that car claims, following the murders, Philbrook pawned $1,400 worth of jewelry belonging to his grandparents.

The search warrant says that police found $950 cash in Philbrook's car.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

     The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has announced an arrest in the case.  John and Virginia Philbrook's grandson, Robert Lee Philbrook, 27, has been arrested.  He has been charged with two counts of second degree murder, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in connection with the deaths of his grandparents.

     While investigating the case, police found the Robert Lee Philbrook had moved into the couple's home in November 2012. Philbrook was developed as a suspect in the case, and on February 20 around 4:00 p.m. he was arrested and charged in the case.


Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

The Campbell County Sheriff's office has ruled the deaths a double homicide.

John Victor Philbrook, 73 and Virginia Ann Philbrook, 71, both died from gunshot wounds.

The sheriff's office says that's all the information they can release at this time.


Friday, Feb 15, 2013

Campbell County Sheriff Steve Hutcherson tells us they received a call before noon Friday from someone on Sleepy Hollow Drive. The person asked them to do a welfare check of a couple living on the 100 block of Sleepy Hollow Drive.

When deputies arrived they found two people dead inside the home. Hutcherson says that is all the information they can release at this time.

Investigators are on scene and inside the home.

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