On 1 April 1912, Virginia Christian was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Ida V. Belote.
Commonwealth vs. Virginia Christian, Grand Jury Indictment, Elizabeth City County (Va.) Commonwealth versus Virginia Christian, 1912. Local government records collection, Hampton/Elizabeth City County Court Records. Library of Virginia.
Grand Jury Drawn for Christian Case, Daily press (Newport News, Va. : Final ed.), March 21, 1912.
Try Christian Woman on Charge of Murder, Daily press (Newport News, Va. : Final ed.), March 30, 1912.
Indictment in Hampton Murder, Times-Herald (Newport News), April 1, 1912.