HILLSVILLE — Thirty minutes and three witnesses was all it took for a Carroll judge to certify first-degree murder charges against a Cana man to the grand jury.
Chad James Hall made his first appearance in Carroll County District Court on Friday morning. He is charged in the shooting death of his friend, Justin Wade Edwards, 21, of Cana.
Hall was arrested less than one day after a citizen found Edwards' body in Lambsburg on April 16.
Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Goad opened his questioning by calling Carroll Deputy Chuck Edwards to the stand.