The judge who presided over the 2003 sniper trial of Lee Boyd Malvo has been assigned to the murder trial of Charles Severance, accused of killing three high-profile Alexandria residents.
Charles Severance, 53, will be in court Thursday for the beginning of his multiple-murder trial.
Earlier this month, Severance was charged with murder in the 2003 slaying of Nancy Dunning, wife of then-Sheriff James Dunning; the November 2013 shooting of transportation planner Ronald Kirby; and the February shooting of music teacher Ruthanne Lodato.
Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush will preside over Severance's murder trial.
She had previously presided over Malvo's trial -- he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
The Lodato and Kirby slayings carry a potential death sentence, but prosecutors have indicated they won't seek Severance's execution.