Prosecutors now say some of those slain in a 2010 multiple shooting in Appomattox County died two days
before originally believed.
The Appomattox County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office tells media outlets investigators now believe 41-year-old Christopher Bryan Speight killed his sister, brother-in-law and 4-year-old son two days before fatally shooting five others at the home he shared with the sister and her family.
Speight is facing capital murder and other charges, including attempted capital murder for shooting at a Virginia State Police helicopter, forcing it to land in a nearby field.
Speight surrendered to law enforcement officers on Jan. 20, 2010 following an overnight standoff. Court documents say Speight confessed to the slayings after his arrest.
A three-week trial for Speight is scheduled to begin June 11.