CHESAPEAKE, Virginia – Brian Faulcon, a former college junior basketball coach, has spent nearly a decade trying to prove he’s not the shooter who stole a pizza delivery girl in 2012.
A News 3 investigation into the court records found DNA evidence does not link Faulcon to the crime, and there are discrepancies between the trauma victim’s account on the night of the robbery and her testimony in court, when she pointed out : “I’m 100% sure this is the man who stole from me that night.
According to court records reviewed by News 3, two unmasked men stole a pizza delivery woman in Chesapeake from the Merchant’s Square apartments in Eden Parkway at around 8:20 p.m. on January 23, 2012.
Transcripts of the victim’s conversation with a 911 dispatcher moments after the theft reveal that she said one of the men stood back while the other carried a silver pistol. She went on to say that the gunman forced her to the ground face up, rummaged in her pockets, stole $ 14 in cash and ran away with the other thief. The 911 call transcript also reveals that the victim said the gunman was African American and was wearing a dark blue hoodie. She said she wasn’t sure where the second thief was, but said he was also wearing a hoodie.
News 3 also found court records revealing that a Chesapeake Police Department detective had legally approved the destruction of a surveillance tape in an unsolved theft of 7-Eleven, which could have created reasonable doubt in a separate robbery investigation.
Faulcon and his former defense attorneys believe the man who robbed 7-Eleven at 10:24 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2012, on Providence Road in Chesapeake, is the same man who stole the pizza delivery girl earlier in at night at 8 a.m. : 20 pm three miles near Eden Parkway.
However, Faulcon’s attorneys say they did not present the theory during the Faulcon trials because police did not provide them with visual evidence of the theft of 7-Eleven.
Now Faulcon’s family and friends have organized a petition for Governor Ralph Northam to grant a pardon before his term ends next month.
His chance to be exonerated comes through either an appeal to the United States Supreme Court or a pardon granted by Governor Northam before his term as governor of Virginia ends in January.
Now News 3 has gathered all of our coverage so far on the case. You can watch the extended digital report in the video player above.
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