Man charged in brother’s 2018 murder heads to trial

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: April 23, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE – A Chesterfield man accused of murdering his brother last summer is expected to go on trial this July after the case stalled during the closing stages of 2018.

According to Prince George County Commonwealth Attorney Susan Fierro, 43-year old Broderick Giles will return to the county’s juvenile and domestic relations court on July 24 in connection with the slaying of his brother, 53-year-old Lathius Giles. 

Giles’ current trial date comes just over a year to the day of the July 14 incident that occurred in the 9000 block of Sandy Ridge Road just before 11 a.m. At that time, authorities were called to a home for a report of a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

The victim, later identified as Lathius Giles was transported to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell where he was pronounced dead. 

Within hours, Prince George County Police confirmed the arrest of Lathius’ brother Broderick in connection with the man’s death, charging him with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

Since the incident, authorities have declined to comment on the case. Fierro said last year the case was scheduled to go to trial on November 13, 2018, but, as of this month, the case had not advanced to that stage and the date in mid-July is now slated to be when Giles will go before a judge for a bench trial.

When asked for additional comment on the case, Fierro said they “were not permitted to comment at this point” because the case is pending.

Giles remains behind bars at Riverside Regional Jail. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison on the second-degree murder charge and a minimum of three years in prison on the firearms charge.

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