Genevieve P. Orange

Genevieve Paulette "Gini" Orange was a 29-year-old woman who was raped and beaten to death by 43-year-old Mark E. Lawlor in her apartment in the Prestwick Apartments at 6166 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church on September 25, 2008.[1]

Orange was originally from Roanoke, Virginia.[1] She had graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001, and moved to Northern Virginia in 2003 to take a job with the Futures Industry Association as an event planner.[1][2] She was also a member of the McLean Bible Church, where she sang in the choir and volunteered to work with a children's group.[3]

On the evening of her death, Orange came home from work and was watching a DVD of the television show "Heroes".[1] At some point, Lawlor, who worked as a leasing agent for the Prestwick Apartments and had been on an 11-hour cocaine binge, used a key to enter her apartment and beat her with a hammer, frying pan, and cooking pot, inflicting 47 separate wounds.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jackman, Tom. "Fairfax Man could Get Death Penalty." The Washington Post: B.5. Feb 23 2011. National Newspapers Core. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  2. Hammack, Laurence. "Genevieve Orange's Mom Endured Details at Murder Trial." The Roanoke Times, 17 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  3. "Jury: Man Should Be Executed for Death of Va. Woman" WTOP, 21 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.