Witnesses take stand in Morva trial

Mar. 8--ABINGDON -- The widow of Cpl. Eric Sutphin spoke publicly about her husband's killing for the first time Friday when she took the witness stand at the trial for the man charged with murder in his death. As Sutphin's patrol bicycle stood in...

As they drove him away, Hite said, they heard Morva say, "I didn't mean to hurt anybody."

Chuck Eaton, a special agent with the Virginia State Police, testified that when he later interviewed Morva in jail, he asked what he meant by that.

Morva corrected him, Eaton said, saying: "What I said was I didn't mean to hurt your friend."

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