The Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced today the conviction and sentencing of Frank D. Price, 50, in the 2017 murder of his then 36-year-old wife, Winsome Ann Marie Price, in Chantilly.
The Commonwealth was represented by its Counsel, Buta Biberaj and her Deputy Bruce A. Johnson. Mr. Price was represented by his Counsel, Wayne Kim and Ryan Campbell.
The Honorable Judge Sincavage reviewed and accepted the proposed case disposition which included Mr. Price entering a plea and being found guilty of first-degree murder. After hearing the evidence presented, Mr. Price was sentenced to life, and ordered to serve 42 years in prison. When, at the end of his sentence, if he is alive, he will be placed on supervised probation for the remainder of his natural life.
Mr. Price’s conviction stems from the incident on October 28, 2017, when the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to Winsome Ann Marie Price’s home on Gayfeather Drive in Chantilly. A family member called the police after discovering Mrs. Price deceased inside the home; at the time, the Price’s three minor children were present in the home, but not aware of the gruesome killing having occurred.
The investigation quickly established that Mr. Price was a person of interest in the death of Mrs. Price. It was learned that he was in the hospital as a result of being involved in a serious head-on collision. The other driver, Kathy Kaso was taken to Reston Hospital with serious injuries. Ms. Kaso and her family were present at the hearing in support of the children, but did not testify.
During the sentencing hearing, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Johnson invited the young daughters to speak to the judge. The Price’s three children have since been adopted by the Gleason family. The youngest, a son, earlier submitted a written statement; the younger daughter told the judge that the death of her mother Winsome “hurts her; and, that she forgives her father and hopes he gets to know Jesus Christ on his way;” The eldest daughter shared that she “knew something was wrong in the home” because her mom changed from cooking elaborate meals to more simpler ones; she would hear her mom crying in her room; and saw an increase in the fights between her parents. The daughter told her mom that they needed to leave their father; however, her mom wanted to grant him “one more chance. One more chance to make things right; one more chance for him to be a good father and husband.” The daughter was woken on the morning of the 28th by her younger brother who announced, “Mommy is sleeping.” When she went into the room, she saw her mother’s body, blood everywhere and could not believe that her mother was dead. A relative had been contacted by Mr. Price and told to go to the home.
“It has been a difficult 3 years – especially for the children. Due to Mr. Price’s decisions and his violence on October 28, 2017, Mr. Price made his children orphans - he brutally ended the life of Winsome, their mother, and he, their father, will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison. As shared by her daughter and by all accounts, Ms. Price was an amazing woman, a loving mother, and someone that was a treasure to her family and our community. The children’s brave and heartfelt testimony reminds us as to the devastation acts of domestic violence cause to our communities,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj.
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Bruce Johnson stated, “Our community is grateful for the hard work and dedication of Detective Reid and the entire Sheriff’s team, the children for their strength, the families - the Gleasons and Kasos for supporting them during this difficult time and hereafter. It was an honor to have worked with them and hopefully bring some finality to the family and move them forward in their healing from this tragedy. We are committed to be there for the children and the Gleason and Kaso families.”
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