No criminal charges in woman’s shooting death

WLNI-SLynchburg Police and prosecutors say there will be no charges filed in connection with a city woman’s shooting death last May. 29-year-old Amy Hewett was found dead in a home on Perrymont Avenue, a death ruled suspicious at the time. A statement released today says “the facts and physical evidence were insufficient to establish another person was criminally responsible for Amy Hewett’s death”.

(Continue reading for the full police and prosecutors’ statement.)

“On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at approximately 12:05 p.m., the Lynchburg Police Department responded to 604 Perrymont Avenue in reference to a subject who was reported to have sustained a gunshot wound. On arrival officers found a deceased female in the residence. The female was later identified as 29-year-old Amy Connely Hewett.

“The complete investigation of any death takes time and typically necessitates an autopsy and forensic review of evidence. The scene was immediately processed by evidence technicians. Physical evidence was collected and submitted to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. A complete autopsy to include toxicology screening was conducted by The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound. During this investigation detectives from the Lynchburg Police Department investigated and documented countless leads.

“At the conclusion of the investigation, members of the Lynchburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division met with representatives of the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to review the evidence in this case. After a thorough review of the complete investigation, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office concluded that the facts and the physical evidence were insufficient to establish that another person was criminally responsible for Amy Hewett’s death; accordingly, there are no criminal charges pending at this time.”

 

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