Two brothers were charged Wednesday with killing a man in a hotel room in Old Town Manassas, according to law enforcement authorities, who said the body was set on fire in a parking lot across the street.
Authorities, who released few details about the case, did not say how the 44-year-old victim died or suggest a motive for the killing, the city’s second of the year. The suspects were charged with murder and were ordered held without bond.
The dead man was identified as Antonio Ricardo Bailey, 44, who lived on the southern outskirts of Manassas. A woman who answered the phone at his house said relatives did not want to talk with a reporter.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert identified the suspects as Gerry Lee Sword, 50, and Richard Dale Sword, 49, both of Springfield. They were arraigned Wednesday and have a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 5.
Their attorneys did not return calls seeking comment.