The Lynchburg News & Advance must disclose to a convicted killer's lawyers the name of someone who posted anonymous comments about a murder trial on the newspaper's Web site, a Bedford County judge has ordered.
Someone posted on the site under the name "bedfordresident" and claimed to be a juror who convicted school principal Wesley Earnest of killing his estranged wife, Jocelyn. The poster claimed that the jury reviewed Jocelyn Earnest's journals, which were not introduced as evidence.
Ray Kozakewicz, a spokesman for Media General Inc., the newspaper's parent company, told the Associated Press that lawyers were reviewing the subpoena.
-- Emily Babay