Newport News, VA – The repeat felon who dragged 24-year-old Newport News Police Department (NNPD) Officer Katie Thyne to her death in 2020 was convicted of the young police officer’s murder late last week.
A Virginia jury deliberated for just two hours before convicting Vernon Green on charges of hit-and-run and second-degree murder on Nov. 17, WVEC reported.
“We wanted justice for Katie, and we got that today,” Officer Thyne’s aunt, Cassie Thyne-Fenlon, told the news outlet. “We feel a step closer to closure. It will always be a loss for us and nothing can take that away.”