Former Fairfax County Circuit Judge Burch Millsap died on June 6 of lung disease. He was 85.
Born in Missouri, Judge Millsap served in the Army Air Forces during World War II as an airplane mechanic. He graduated from law school at American University in 1950.
Judge Millsap was appointed to the court in 1968 after 18 years as a lawyer in private practice in Northern Virginia.
The Washington Post reflects on his most notorious case: the trial of James L. Breeden in the “Roy Rogers” murders.