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July 29, 2020

4 Jackson Street murder defendants indicted

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Indicted on six felony charges Monday, Alexander Golden leaves the general district court after his preliminary hearing las month.
Antonio Nehemiah Ogburn, indicted on six felony charges.
Emily Michelle Race, indicted on two felony charges.
Jaden Lawrence Staples, indicted on four felony charges.
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Staff Journalist
In an attempted robbery that spun out of control, a Warrenton man in January got shot to death while asleep in his bed, according to investigators.

On Monday, a Fauquier County Circuit Court grand jury indicted four of six defendants on first-degree murder and multiple related felony charges in the Jan. 8 killing of Fabian Sosa at his Hunt Country Manor apartment on Jackson Street.

Mr. Fabian, 27, suffered four gunshot wounds — one to a shoulder and three in the back, according to the investigation.

First-degree murder carries a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

The five-member grand jury indicted:

Alexander Jonathan Golden, 18, of Detroit, who faces one charge of first-degree murder, two charges of aggravated malicious wounding, one charge of robbery of a residence with a firearm, one charge of attempted robbery with a firearm and one charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Antonio Nehmaia Ogburn, 19, of Detroit, on one count of first-degree murder, two charges of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of robbery of a residence with a firearm, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Emily Michelle Race, 19, of Warrenton, on one charge of first-degree murder and one charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

• Jaden Lawrence Staples, 19, of Woodstock, on one charge of first-degree murder, two charges of aggravated malicious wounding and one charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

In a June 26 preliminary hearing, Fauquier County General District Court Judge J. Gregory Ashwell heard more than two hours of testimony against Ms. Race and the three other teenagers who on the night of Jan. 7 travelled from Woodstock to allegedly conduct what proved a botched robbery attempt, according to the prosecution.

The murder victim’s brother, Miguel Sosa testified that he had let Ms. Race into the apartment moments after she arrived in Warrenton.

Mr. Sosa, who shared the apartment with his brother and another man, then locked the door behind her, he said.

Ms. Race immediately “ran” back to the door and unlocked and opened it, Mr. Sosa told Judge Ashwell.

Three men wearing masks and brandishing guns burst into the apartment, he recalled.

Within a few frantic, bloody minutes, gunfire in the Hunt Country Manor apartment that morning left one man dead and four others wounded, according to law enforcement officials.

Mr. Sosa testified that he got shot “multiple times.” At least one bullet struck his face and left him blind.

Others wounded amid the gunfire included Mr. Sosa’s roommate who got shot in the face, Ms. Race in the left hand and Mr. Golden in the wrist or arm.

Authorities charged two others in the attempted robbery:

Jonathan Terrell Tucker, 20, of Woodstock, on one count of accessory to murder after the fact.

Makoya Samon Denham, 21, of Woodstock, on one count of accessory to murder after the fact. Ms. Denham testified as a prosecution witness at the preliminary hearing.

Mr. Tucker and Ms. Denham did not join the other four defendants in Warrenton the morning of the murder, according to authorities. 

The circuit court has scheduled September preliminary hearings to consider charges against them.

Contact Don Del Rosso at or 540-270-0300.
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Truepat · July 30, 2020 at 6:20 am
Great job LE and Judge Ashwell!!
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