The man charged in connection with the killings of eight people at a home in Appomattox County last week has hired two Roanoke lawyers.
C.J. Covati and Neil Horn have been retained to defend Christopher Speight, according to The News and Advance .
Horn won acquittal in June of a man accused of felony hit-and-run in the 2008 death of Roanoke lawyer Tom Farrell.
By Peter Vieth