UPDATE: Man accused of killing Beach pharmacist expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder

Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2015-02-20 16:35:43-05

UPDATE: Walter Hubbard, the man accused of killing a Virginia Beach pharmacist, is expected to enter a guilty plea to first-degree murder. 

Hubbard is also expected to plead guilty to attempted capital murder of a police officer.

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Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - The man accused of killing a beloved Oceanfront pharmacist appeared in court Thursday.

Walter Hubbard waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Virginia Beach General District Court.

He's accused or murdering Pharmacist David Kilgore in mid-April after entering Kilgore's Laskin Road pharmacy with a gun and demanding prescription painkillers.

A search warrant filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court reveals that when Kilgore refused, Hubbard shot him and left.

Virginia Beach Police say Hubbard then robbed another nearby pharmacy before leading officers on a chase throughout the city while firing a stolen gun.

That chase ended with Hubbard's arrest at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Witchduck Road.

One day after his arrest, Hubbard talked exclusively to NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo from behind bars.

During much of the interview, Hubbard seemed evasive, remembering only certain details.

He told Corillo that he was high at the time and went to the Oceanfront to get more prescription painkillers.

He claimed he didn't know where he got the gun, though court documents allege he stole it from a neighbor.

Hubbard didn't apologize to the family of David Kilgore until pressed by Corillo during the interview.

With his preliminary hearing waived, Hubbard's case will now go to the grand jury in mid-September.

His next court appearance is set for October.


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