Joshua Wayne Andrews Charged with Capital Murder in Fatal Shooting of Three Men
Joshua Wayne Andrews was charged with Capital murder for the shooting deaths of Romanno Head and Robert Morrison in Prince William County, Virginia. A third man, Rutherford Berry, was also shot during the same event but survived and testified against Andrews at trial. Theses incidents took place during Andrews’ shooting spree that spanned from Virginia to the State of New York.
Andrews’ co-defendant, Jamel Crawford, was a key witness for the prosecution and testified against Andrews at trial. In exchange, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty in Crawford’s criminal case. Andrews’ fairfax criminal lawyers, Mark Petrovich and Thomas Walsh, questioned Crawford’s credibility, arguing that he was motivated by the arrangements offered by the prosecution in exchange for his testimony.
Joshua Andrews was convicted of Capital murder and was sentenced to death, but based upon objections made by and preserved at trial by Thomas Walsh and Mark Petrovich, the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed Andrews’ death sentences, citing numerous legal issues.