Police are looking for two more suspects in connection to a deadly gang-style beating in East Ocean View last summer.20-year-old Natasha Buie and 18-year-old Curtis Newby both face murder charges stemming from a July 27th fatal beating where a group of people killed a Georgia man and badly beat two others.
Eight other supsects have been indicted in the case.The following information was released by the Norfolk Police Department:The Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney announces today the unsealing of direct indictments of 2 individuals, each charged with 1 count of First Degree Murder, 1 count of Lynching, 2 counts of Malicious Wounding, 3 counts of Robbery, and 6 counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. The Grand Jury meeting in Norfolk Circuit Court on January 16, 2008, returned true bills for the direct indictments of Natasha O. Buie, 20-years-old, and Curtis Wayne Newby, 18-years-old. Those indictments were sealed until today. The charges against Buie and Newby stem from the gang-related armed robberies and beatings of 3 men on July 27, 2007, in the 9500 block of 16th Bay Street, in Norfolk's East Ocean View neighborhood. One of the victims, James Robertson, died from his injuries.
Buie and Newby are not in custody. Detectives with the Homicide Division of the Norfolk Police Department are actively searching for Buie and Newby to arrest them.
Andre Cortez Gaddie was also indicted by the January 16, 2008, Grand Jury on the same charges listed above. Information about the direct indictments against him was made public after his arrest on February 2, 2008, in the 1500 block of Hemlock Street in Norfolk.In addition to the 3 individuals mentioned above, 7 others are in custody on similar charges in connection with these crimes. Each one is awaiting his or her trial.