The new charge, which replaces the initial filing of second-degree murder, implies that prosecutors believe Veres, 30, had a plan to kill Dawn Meade before he hit her with his vehicle on Sept. 22. First-degree murder carries a potential sentence of life in prison.
The Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office also presented a charge against Veres of felony hit and run. He now faces three charges, including violation of a protective order that barred him from contact with Meade.
To read the entire story, see the Nov. 16 edition of The Central Virginian.