Second man indicted for 77-year-old Vietnam vet’s murder

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jun 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-04 11:46:26-04

A second man has been indicted for the 2012 beating death of a Vietnam veteran at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport.

Jon Crum is facing charges for Murder and Aggravated Malicious Wounding.

Charles “Chick” Silva, 77, a Vietnam veteran, was caretaking at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport back in September 2012 when he was beaten to death.

A group of young men were riding ATV’s on airport property and got into a verbal altercation with Silva, which led to the fight. Silva pointed his gun at the group and they grabbed his gun from him and attacked him.

Kyle Langreder was already convicted for this same crime last year, for 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Malicious Wounding. He is currently serving a 25 year sentence, after he admitted to throwing the final punch that knocked Mr. Silva out cold.

Langreder said it was Jon Crum who was the main instigator and aggressor for the attack. Testimony from his trial even revealed that the victim, Mr. Silva, identified Crum as his main attacker.

The capias warrants for Crum’s arrest have not been issued yet, so he has not been arrested at this time.


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