Danville man charged with murder in 17-year-old cold case - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Danville man charged with murder in 17-year-old cold case

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DANVILLE -

A Danville man is awaiting his first court appearance after being charged in a 17-year-old cold case.

Danville Police say 39-year-old Michael Womack has been charged with killing his mother in July 1996.

Investigators believe Michael hit and killed 48-year-old Lorraine "Bessie" Womack at her home.

He's charged with first degree murder.

Michael was already serving a prison sentence for robbery when the murder charge was handed down.

He has been transported to Danville as he awaits trial.

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