Matt Geary, the former Republican candidate for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney, has been found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. Geary was found around 1:00pm today in a home on 2200 block of Lauderdale Drive.
More details as they become available.
Here is Matt's bio from his website; he had recently updated it to reflect his return to private practice:
Currently, Matt Geary serves as a criminal defense attorney who primarily defends individuals charged with a myriad of criminal offenses as well as with traffic crimes and traffic infractions. Mr. Geary has more than sixteen years of courtroom experience as a defense attorney and prosecutor. He served as Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Richmond from 2006 to 2009.Update: The details of Matt Geary's funeral arrangements have been released.
As Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Mr. Geary managed daily operations of the second largest prosecutor's office in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Geary serves on the boards for the Richmond Police Foundation, the Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, the Commonwealth Public Safety Medal of Valor Review Board, and the Capital Area Alcohol Safety Action Program. Mr. Geary also teaches future lawyers trial advocacy as an adjunct law professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law.
Additionally, Mr. Geary feels it is important to be involved in the local legal community. As a result, he served as the President of the Richmond Criminal Bar Association, the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar, Criminal Section, and Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Geary served as special counsel to the Courts of Justice Committee for the Virginia House of Delegates for three years. As special counsel, the members of the committee rely on Mr. Geary’s legal advice when crafting new traffic and criminal laws.