William Morva, American convicted murderer, Died at 35


William Charles Morva was born on February 9, 1982, and died on July 6, 2017.

He was a Hungarian-American convicted of the two 2006 shooting deaths of Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eric Sutphin and hospital security guard Derrick McFarland in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia.

The shooting deaths occurred near the university campus of Virginia Tech while he awaited trial for attempted armed robbery.

On June 23, 2008, a jury sentenced him to death, but some doctors stated that he suffered from a serious mental illness, a delusional disorder that caused him to kill.

Judge Ray Grubbs first set the execution date for October 21, 2008.

On June 4, 2009, an appeal for William Morva was made to the Virginia Supreme Court.

But, the capital murder conviction and death sentence were confirmed on September 18, 2009.

William Charles Morva passed away at 35 years old.