Hooper trial continued

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

LANCASTER—The trial of John Randolph “Rand” Hooper of Richmond, which was scheduled for June 21-25 in Norfolk Circuit Court, has been continued at the request of special prosecutor Matthew Kite.

According to Hooper’s defense attorney Jeffrey Matthews of Breeden and Breeden in Irvington, a formal motion was not filed. Instead, the request was agreed upon by all parties. A new court date has not been set, he said.

Hooper faces trial on three felony charges, including murder, aggravated manslaughter and failure to render aid, in relation to the death of his friend Graham McCormick of Atlanta in August 2017. According to the state medical examiner’s office, McCormick died as a result of trauma sustained in a boating accident. This August will mark four years since….[to-view-more]