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Two Arrests in 2016 Slaying of Virginia Teacher's Assistant

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    Two Arrests in 2016 Slaying of Virginia Teacher's Assistant
    Molette Green, NBC Washington
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    Police arrested two men in the 2016 fatal shooting of a man in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, Virginia.

    Tarreece John Sampson, 24, was found shot in the 6000 block of Richmond Highway about 2:20 a.m. May 20, 2016. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

    Detectives believe Sampson randomly found 19-year-old Tre'Sur Hawkins and 24-year-old Charles Benson, both of Washington, D.C., breaking into cars in the area, police said.

    Benson was arrested in D.C. Sept. 4 and extradited to Fairfax County Oct. 17. He has remained in custody since.

    2 Arrested in Slaying of Teacher's Assistant

    [DC] 2 Arrested in Slaying of Teacher's Assistant

    Two people have been arrested in the killing of TJ Sampson. Police believe they killed Sampson because he randomly walked up on them while they were breaking into cars

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019)

    Hawkins was charged with first-degree murder Thursday afternoon. 

    Sampson worked as teacher's assistant at Fort Hunt Elementary School for Fairfax County Public Schools.

    He had been offered at job as a special education teacher not long before his death.

    Sampson's girlfriend Kaitlin Moylin told News4 she was glad the suspects were in jail where they couldn't hurt anyone else.

    "They don't know who he was. They don't know how special he was and the countless amount of kids they impacted by taking him," Moylin said tearfully.

    Both suspects remain in jail without bond.

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    Two trees have been planted at a Fairfax County elementary school in memory of TJ Sampson, a teacher's aide who was shot to death. News4's Julie Carey spoke to Sampson's mother about his legacy.

    (Published Friday, June 1, 2018)

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