HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - A woman charged with perjury for lying about a sexual assault that landed an innocent man in prison for more than four years got a new attorney Thursday.
Elizabeth Coast's original attorney, Robert Saunders, withdrew due to a conflict of interest and Frederick Miller replaced him.
Johnathon Montgomery was granted a conditional pardon by Gov. Bob McDonnell last week. In 2008, Coast accused Montgomery of sexually assaulting her in 2000 while she was 10 and he was 14. Earlier this month, Coast admitted she had fabricated the story.
She has been charged with felony perjury and is due back in court Dec. 13.
After residents in the Lackey area fought three proposed group homes planned for their neighborhood, the organization behind them is delaying building plans.
Portsmouth detectives are trying to identify two suspects in a Monday afternoon convenience store robbery.
The Hampton Police Division needs the public's help identifying the suspects of a Wendy's robbery that happened Tuesday afternoon.