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Not the Tool, but the Heart.


Just a "handful" of miles north east of my hometown is the little county of Halifax, VA. Many traveling through Virginia will actually venture within it from time to time, especially if you're heading to Virginia Beach from a more southern locale. You'll drive through farm lands, ranches and business districts. A few industries sprinkled here and there, and lots of dirt roads branching from the main highways.

Growing up, it was where most of us kids in my hometown "ran away" to, in order to find a new level of boring. A better word to describe Halifax, VA from the outside during my youth, was "Quiet." Very rarely did you hear much about the area, unless they were getting a new restaurant or a NASCAR/ VIR driver was seen at a local gas station. If a fishing tournament was happening, the area was all the buzz.

Like most things, with time, a dullness factor seems to take over. As the years went by and I got older, I can remember my dad, always overly protective and inquisitive of my whereabouts, warning me not put too much hype into the Halifax area. With the Progressive style government filtering down from Northern VA areas, Halifax, VA started to become a central hub for many of it's, and the surrounding areas, crime. Over the years, things like babies being left in the woods, cousins raping their little cousins, public intoxication, attempted murder charges while hanging at a local bar... stuff like that! I could go on and on, but I figured I'd jump on one of the most recent headlines before Shannon Watts and her minions with the Virginia Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, get their claws into it.


Mother & Man Charged With Murder of 5 Year Old Boy in Halifax, VA (click title for full article)

On Monday, May 27th, around 6pm, authorities were called to a home in Halifax, VA, in regards to an unresponsive, 5 year old little boy. The child was rushed to the local hospital, where after a few hours, he was pronounced dead.

The next day, the child's mother, 31 year old Tonja Syndor, and a 22 year old Kory Lennon, were arrested on multiple charges. Tonja Syndor, faces a charge of second- degree murder and a felony charge of child endangerment. Kory Lennon also faces a second- degree murder charge, as well as a felony charge of purchasing/transporting a firearm in violation of a protective order, and a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Both are being held without bond.