Winchester Man Charged With Murdering Relation Pleads Guilty In Circuit Court

(Michael Antonio Hill – photo courtesy of the Winchester Star)


Michael Antonio Hill changes plea to guilty in the middle of his trial for second degree murder.

Winchester, VA (JK) – 55 year old Michael Hill of Winchester, Virginia suddenly changed his plea to guilty of one count of second degree murder and one count of murder with a knife.

The Winchester Star reports that the change was made on April 30th, the second day of his trial.

Hill was arrested in June of 2022 for the murder of 67-year old Rufus Holland of Kernstown Virginia.

An argument between the two men escalated into a physical altercation.

Holland was apparently having sex in exchange for drugs with the same woman that Hill had a romantic relationship with. Deputy Commonwealth’ Attorney Andrew Robbins described Hollands death as a brutal slaying brought on by a trifecta of money, drugs and love.

Hill and Holland were related by marriage. Holland was found a day after the altercation with 36 knife wounds.

Sentencing is set for July 9th. Hill could face a total of up to 45 years in prison.