Bond denied for man charged with Brianna Armstrong’s murder

Posted at 10:41 AM, Sep 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-03 19:18:03-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A judge denied bond again Thursday for the man charged with second-degree murder for the death of Brianna Armstrong.

Justin Keith Cornell was arrested in June, about a week after Armstrong's remains were found in a wooded area near the Great Dismal Swamp Canal in Chesapeake.

Justin Keith Cornell

Justin Keith Cornell

Armstrong had been missing since May 7th. Court papers say someone, somewhere was keeping her alive for most of the time she was missing.

Cornell was identified as Armstrong's friend and former co-worker at Knuckles & Knots in Chesapeake.

Search warrants revealed that investigators found property belonging to Cornell in the trash bags that contained Armstrong's remains. During the search of Cornell's apartment, the same type of trash bags were also found.

This was the second time Cornell was denied bond. He has remained in jail since his arrest.

The Commonwealth Attorney says they are waiting for DNA test results. His next preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 15th.


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