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GW awaits pending trial in law student case

Ricardo Antonio Aspillaga, the man charged with allegedly killing GW law student Seth Wadley, is awaiting trial after a scheduled hearing was postponed until Feb. 11.

He must face trial in Arlington, Va. for driving while intoxicated before facing charges in the District, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Andrew Parker said.

We have to wait for our bite at the apple, said Lt. Bridget Sickon, commander of the D.C. unit heading the investigation.

She said her D.C. colleagues are continuing to gather evidence and might upgrade Aspillaga’s charge from negligent homicide to second-degree murder.

Aspillaga remains in an Arlington prison on a $15,000 bond, Parker said.

Wadley, 24, was one semester shy of completing his degree at GW Law School.

Comedian Jon Stewart to visit GW

The Program Board will present comedian Jon Stewart at the Smith Center Feb 3.

The show costs $8 with a GWorld ID and tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Tickets are on sale now.

Stewart hosts Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and starred in the movie Big Daddy.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Student reports theft from Aston HallNumerous laptop computers were stolen from the Aston Hall during winter break, according to an Aston Hall resident.

Elika Naraghi said her CTX laptop computer case was stolen. She said she believes it was taken between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30. Dolores Stafford, University Police director, was unavailable for comment.

Naraghi said other residents’ computers were stolen also. She said she thinks somebody stole a master key.

It’s someone who knew the routine of the school, she said.

She said residents talked to UPD officers who were helpful and also talked Metropolitan Police. Before the theft, Naraghi said she was not concerned with safety issues at the Aston.

It really upsets me that something like that could happen, she said.-Steven Postal

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