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From VCDL Alert:

14. Who needs a gun in a park?

Culpeper County Circuit Court Judge John R. Cullen let the bad guy,
Kevin Kline, out on bond after attacking a woman, going against the
request of the prosecutor. Once free, Kline murdered a woman in

The Courts failed us again and I guess we are just supposed to die
helplessly without complaining. . . .
Woodbridge man admits to killing woman
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Friday, October 19, 2007

The 18-year-old Woodbridge man charged in a shooting death in Fairfax County apparently admitted to killing a woman during a nearly four-hour long standoff with Fairfax police Wednesday, according to documents filed Thursday in Prince William County Circuit Court.

Kevin C. Kline, of 12790 Cara Drive, is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of an 80-year-old woman whose identity has not been released.

The victim's son, who did not want to issue a statement until police released his mother's name, said his mother would go to the park daily for exercise, which was about a five-minute drive from her home.

Court records state she was found "partially covered with leaves and wearing no pants or underpants," and had "obviously been murdered." Records also indicate that her shirt was pulled up over her waist in a manner consistent with victims of sexual assault.

An autopsy is schedule to be conducted at the Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences to determine the cause of death and collect additional biological evidence.

The charge is punishable between 20 years and life in prison.

The woman's body was found in Huntley Meadows Park, off U.S. 1 in Hybla Valley.

Kline was free on bond awaiting sentencing in another crime.

Around 2:42 p.m., police received report of a gunshot and blood seen on a pathway, according to an affidavit.

According to the affidavit, a witness saw a man armed with a gun and wearing bloodied clothing run from the bushes away from the park.

Fairfax's fire and rescue personnel saw the same man run from the park and board a Fairfax Connector bus. They then called in the bus and route information.

Patrol officers stopped the bus within a mile, according to court documents.

After passengers and the bus driver were allowed off, Kline barricaded the bus.

During negotiations with police, Kline said "he had killed a person [which he indicated was female] and would go to jail for life," according to court records.

During the standoff, officers searched the park and found a woman with a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to court documents.

After four hours of negotiations, he surrendered to police without incident.

Police went to the house on Cara Drive late Wednesday evening, searching for documents pertaining to the 9 mm semi-automatic handgun they seized from Kline the day of the standoff.

Ammunition was seized.

Kline is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on no bond, and is scheduled to appear in Fairfax County General

District Court for a preliminary hearing Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

The same day, an hour later, he is also scheduled to appear in Culpeper County Circuit Court for sentencing on charges of malicious wounding, abduction and wounding in the commission of a felony.

Earlier this month, a 12-member jury found Kline guilty of these felonies related to attacking a Culpeper woman in her barn March 31. The jury recommended a total sentence of five years in prison and $1,000 in fines.

During trial court proceedings, the commonwealth urged the court to revoke Kline's bond and keep him in jail until sentencing. His crimes carry no presumption of bond, according to Culpeper County Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Close.

However, Culpeper County Circuit Court Judge John R. Cullen denied the motion and allowed Kline to remain out on a $15,000 secured bond, pending sentencing.

Kline had no criminal record before the Culpeper case.

Court records indicate that Kline went into the barn on Allaway Road
around 6:30 a.m. to remove property belonging to his mother, who was renting from the homeowner.

He wore latex gloves to the house and had a Taser gun.

The 56-year-old homeowner went into her barn that morning and was attacked.

Authorities say she was thrown to the ground, hit in the face and head and also kicked. She suffered injuries to her elbow and was struck in the neck with a stun gun.

Kline was also injured when the homeowner's dog bit part of his lip off, which was found at the crime scene.

Deputies responded to the incident around 6:44 a.m. after the victim's friend called for help.

After the attack, Kline fled to California. San Diego police arrested him and he was extradited to Culpeper, where the magistrate held him without bond.

At his bond hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court -- at the commonwealth's objection - Kline was given a $15,000 secured bond with conditions that he have no contact with the victim and reside with his father in Woodbridge.

The commonwealth asked the General District Court and Culpeper County Circuit Court to revoke the bond and detain Kline, because of "a
serious mental health history, which causes him to be a danger to himself and others," according to court records. However both courts continued to overrule the motion.

On Thursday afternoon, the commonwealth filed a new motion to revoke Kline's bond due to his recent murder charge, which "violates his bond condition to be on good behavior, pending sentencing."

"The defendant is a danger to himself and the public," the motion states.

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he was such a good boy.

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On Thursday afternoon, the commonwealth filed a new motion to revoke Kline's bond due to his recent murder charge, which "violates his bond condition to be on good behavior, pending sentencing."

"The defendant is a danger to himself and the public," the motion states.
At what point does this become a no brainer. Do they seriously have to motion to revoke his bond...again???

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This woman had been the wife of a VCDL Member for the last 60 years!

From VCDL Alert:

1. With sadness: member's spouse avoided protection, was ultimate victim

It is with shock and great sadness, we update a report from last week about the shooting in Fairfax County where a man was given bail against the urging of the prosecutor, and shortly thereafter murdered an elderly woman in a park and then took over a bus.

The woman was in the VCDL family.

I offer my personal condolences and the condolences on behalf of VCDL.

I hope that by publishing this, maybe other spouses who are also afraid of guns will rethink their position and possibly save their own lives someday.

A bereaved Roy S. Gillinson M.D., wrote to us, and gave his kind permission to reprint here, in his hope it might help others:


I am a member of VCDL and several other 2nd Amendment defense organizations.

The Victim of the Murder in Huntley Meadows Park and wildlife preserve on October 17 was my 80 yr old wife of 60 years.

She sat reading on a bench and was a frequent visitor to the park and was well known to the employees and other visitors. The released violent criminal was apparently attempting to obtain the keys to her car, presumably to evade his court orders and escape the area. She was pistol whipped about the head, and then shot through the eye dying instantly.

She was a sweet natured lady 5' 0",and not physically strong; but fearful of carrying a weapon or even using a personal alarm device.

I am hoping that this event will bring retribution and remorse to the so called "Judge(s)" who basically were the root cause of this tragedy.


Here is a recent article on this horribly tragedy:

Suspect in Killing, Barricade Was Free on Bond

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A man suspected of killing a woman in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County, then barricading himself on a bus, was free on bond while awaiting sentencing in another crime.

Kevin C. Kline, 18, of Woodbridge is charged with murdering a woman whose body was found in Huntley Meadows Park, just off Route 1. Police haven't described a motive or any relationship between the two.

The Culpeper County State's Attorney's office says Kline was convicted of malicious wounding earlier this month in a taser attack on a woman this spring. But he was set free on bond while awaiting sentencing in that crime.

In Fairfax County, the body of Joan Gillinson, 80, was found just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, Kline, armed with a gun and blood on his clothes, ran out of the bushes, and onto the Fairfax Connector Bus, police say.

Once on the bus, he ordered everybody off and then he threatened to kill himself. The armed standoff with police ended peacefully shortly after 6:30 p.m. Armed SWAT team members arrested him and took him into custody.

Police had received a call about a suspicious man riding a bus and when they drove up to the bus and attempted to pull over the bus.

Police closed off Route 1 in both directions near the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center, snarling traffic in the area for several hours.

No one was injured in the incident, police say.
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