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VPM Daily Newscast: March 22, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 22, 2023:   

Grand jury indicts 10 people in Otieno murder case
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Seven Henrico County sheriff’s deputies and three hospital employees were charged with second-degree murder following the death of 28-year-old Irvo Otieno.

A video released late Monday night shows deputies and hospital employees piling onto Otieno before he died.

A same-sex couple reflects on gains for the LGBTQ+ community
Reported by VPM News’ Angie Miles

If you ask Jerry Williams and Mark Reed how they met, you’ll hear a well-loved, often-told story, punctuated by moments of laughter and enhanced by their smiling eyes as they glance at one another the way that long-time couples do.

In 1990, Mark and Jerry began a romance that’s lasted more than three decades. Recently, the husbands sat down to reflect on their history and to remark about the progress of LGBTQ+ community members.

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