CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Chesapeake man accused of killing his father and brother last August appeared in court Wednesday.
Zachary Toothman told Chesapeake Judge Eileen Olds he would like to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. She granted that request. Then she scheduled a court date for him in circuit court for June 6.
Prosecutor Paul Ebert, of Prince William County, was appointed earlier this year after Nancy Parr with the Chesapeake Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office recused herself from the case.
Police say Toothman shot his father, brother and mother at their home on Helen Avenue. His father, Chesapeake Det. Michael Toothman, and brother, Matthew Toothman both died.
His mother was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later recovered from the injuries.
Zachary Toothman is facing 11 total counts in connection with the triple shooting.