- October 5 – Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Barnard F. Jennings sentences Nancy L. Kantarian to 20 years in prison for killing her daughters on May 23, but suspends the sentence on the condition that Kantarian enter a mental hospital. During the sentencing, Judge Jennings tells Kantarian that "There is no need to punish you. You've been punished severely and will be for the rest of your life." He refrains, however, from patting Kantarian on the head and giving her a cookie.
- "Kantarian Sentenced to Mental Hospital Stay." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): C1. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1994). Oct 06 1984. Web. 11 Oct. 2011.
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