Dinwiddie County Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Beating Death of “Can Man”

Michael Edward Elmore

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man was sentenced Friday to life plus 10 years in prison for fatally beating and robbing a man known well in the Dinwiddie community.

48-year-old Michael Edward Elmore of the 6500 block of Claiborne Road, Sutherland, Virginia was sentenced to life in prison after the September 2, 2013 attack, in which Elmore bludgeoned 70-year-old Carter Bascon Northington to death with a brick.

Carter Bascon Northington “The Can Man”



The victim, known as the “can man,” was known to keep to himself and for gathering aluminum cans to recycle for pennies.

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