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Murder charges certified against two men in Newport News homicide

A witness testified Monday that she was laying in her bed last year when a man came inside her room and pointed a gun in her face and told her to get up. The witness, identified only as A.W. in court, testified during the preliminary hearing of Joe Lewis Thomas, 30, and Jason Robles, 31. Both men are charged with killing 32-year-old Katrice Major May 10, 2014, during a robbery at Walker Village Apartments. A.W. testified that she was in her home with her boyfriend, cousin, Major, and four children at the time of the shooting. The witness was only identified by her initials during the hearing because she is one of the victims in the case. She testified that there were three men who...