A judge said Richard Stoner, who pleaded guilty to the 2004 killings of Lois Schmidt and h...

Judge in Virginia Beach rules man can withdraw guilty plea to murders of mother, son – 13newsnow.com WVEC

A judge said Richard Stoner, who pleaded guilty to the 2004 killings of Lois Schmidt and her 7-year-old son, can withdraw his guilty plea to their murders. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A judge said Richard Stoner, one of two men charged with the murders of a mother and son in 2004, can pull his guilty plea. The ruling came in Virginia Beach Circuit Court Wednesday morning, a week after Stoner made his request. Police arrested Stoner in 2018 for the murders of Lois Schmidt and her 7-year-old son, Jonathan Vetrano. Investigators said Christopher Schmidt, Lois' husband, hired Stoner to kill …

 

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