17 Years Later, Danville Man Arrested in Connection With His Mother's Murder

Danville, VA - A man has been charged in connection with a homicide that occurred almost 17 years ago.

Lorraine "Bessie" Womack, 48, was found dead on Holbrook Avenue back on July 10, 1996. The cause of death was ruled homicide by blunt force trauma.

A grand jury issued an indictment for first degree murder against the deceased woman's son, Michael Jamie Womack, 39, on April 29.

Womack was 22 at time of the homicide and lived at the residence with the victim.

Womack was in custody with the Virginia Department of Corrections serving a prison sentence for robbery when the indictment was handed down. He was transferred to Danville and is currently awaiting trial on this charge.