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The bombs bursting in air...

The bombs bursting in air...

Residents of Colonial Beach enjoyed a grand time Saturday night as the town set off fireworks to mar...

Beach facade program off to a slow start

Out of 30 properties located in the downtown revitalization area only eight property owners have sub...

Colonial Beach Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has approved the advertised budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The ...

Beach plans July 4th spectacular

Beach plans July 4th spectacular

Come celebrate America's 239th  year of independence in Colonial Beach. Stroll the beach, swim,...

Harley-Davidson coming to the Beach

Harley-Davidson coming to the Beach

Harley-Davidson, America’s iconic motorcycle brand, is coming to Colonial Beach. All-American ...

School under fire for budget shortfall

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Baker pleads No Contest to Beach Gate murder

  A Maryland man has entered a plea of no contest to a charge of first degree murder in connection to the brutal slaying of a woman at the Beach Gate Motel in Colonial Beach on Oct. 3, 2012.

  Elizabeth "Niecey" Thompson was beaten, stabbed 46 times and left her lying in her nightgown in a pool of blood on the motel parking lot. Pleading no contest to the crime Thursday was William Baker, 49, of Indian Head, MD., Thompson's former boyfriend.

 

  Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney Julia Sichol said by entering the no contest plea, Baker was admitting the state has enough evidence to convict him. Baker will be back in Westmoreland County Circuit Courton Sept 20 for sentencing.

  After attacking Thompson, Baker fled the scene and was the object of an intense search by Colonial Beach police, Westmoreland sheriff's deputies and Virginia State Police. Sheriff's officers found Baker about five hours later walking along Route 205.

  Witnesses told officers Baker repeatedly stabbed Thompson with a large kitchen knife as she banged on the door of the motel manager begging for help. Investigators found Baker's DNA at the scene and found Thompson's DNA on Baker's shirt.

  Baker is being held at the Northern Neck Regional jail pending the completion of a pre-sentence report and his next appearance in court.  As a result of this incident, and others, the Beach Gate Motel has been closed by authorities.

 

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