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Was Conde Road killing an accident?

Tuesday, Jun. 10 | By Julie Taylor

Carroll Gregg Jr.
Further details on the Conde Road murder case have been made public.

Carroll Gregg Jr., who was charged with murder in the slaying of Junior Montero Sanchez of Hyattsville, Md., is quoted as saying that the shooting was "just an accident," according to a search warrant filed in Fauquier County Circuit Court.

Just after midnight June 5, 23-year-old Montero Sanchez was shot and killed in the 10000 block of Conde Road.

A neighbor called 911 for a suspicious incident, and when Fauquier sheriff's Sgt. Shores arrived, he believed there had been an accident involving a black tow truck that was towing a dark-colored pickup down an embankment.

When Shores found Gregg, who rents an apartment in a barn on the 10000 block of Conde, he asked what happened.

Gregg replied that it was "just an accident."

Upon questioning, the man also gestured that he owned the black pickup in tow.

When asked where the tow-truck driver was, Gregg replied, "He's in there dead."

"I shot him," Gregg said, according to the affadavit. "I shot, fell, then shot again. It was an accident."

They shouldn't be allowed to do this in the middle of the night, he said.

The case is still under investigation, but charges have been filed.

"[Gregg] is charged with murder; 18.2-32," said Capt. Charles Bopp of the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, referring to the state code as follows:

§ 18.2-32. First and second degree murder defined; punishment.

Murder, other than capital murder, by poison, lying in wait, imprisonment, starving, or by any willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing, or in the commission of, or attempt to commit, arson, rape, forcible sodomy, inanimate or animate object sexual penetration, robbery, burglary or abduction, except as provided in § 18.2-31, is murder of the first degree, punishable as a Class 2 felony.

All murder other than capital murder and murder in the first degree is murder of the second degree and is punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than five nor more than forty years.

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