"Police: Argument Over Remote May Have Caused Double Murder"

From WUSA 9 in Washington, D.C.: Police: Argument Over Remote May Have Caused Double Murder [emphasis mine]:

Police say an argument over a TV remote control may be to blame for a double murder last week in Fauquier County.

Eighty-three-year-old Robert Hawkins Senior and his son, 35-year-old Robert Hawkins Junior died last Thursday after the altercation at a house near Goldvein.

Anthony James Poole, who is Hawkins Senior’s son-in-law and the younger Hawkins’ brother-in-law, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.


That’s where Fauquier County Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox says the men got into an altercation triggered by anger over who was using the remote control and sitting in certain chairs.

Police believe the argument had been brewing for a while before police were called to the home at 8:11 that night. They found both victims dead of gunshot wounds to the body.

Poole is being held without bond.

Fox says police believe Poole “just snapped.”