March 13, 2014
In a pretrial hearing Wednesday for a Loudoun County teen-ager accused of murdering her father, a sheriff's investigator testified that images of child pornography were found on the slain man's home computer.
The court was also told that someone who used the PC owned by biophysicist Robert Schwartz subscribed to three X-rated news groups.
Prosecutors objected to the testimony, saying there's no evidence it was Schwartz who downloaded or viewed the pictures.
The development came at a hearing for Schwartz's 19-year-old daughter Clara, who allegedly arranged for a friend to stab her father to death in his rural Loudoun home last December.
Also Wednesday, Clara Schwartz's lawyer claimed the young woman told several people her father had abused her. The trial is set to begin Aug. 5.