York County teen accused of killing mother

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York County, Va. - A 19-year-old York County man is behind bars charged in the murder of his mother.

Police say this happened on 110 Ponsonby Drive.

They responded to a call at the residence at around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday. When they arrived, they found 40-year-old Heather Perkins dead in her bedroom. They say she had been stabbed.

She lived in the home with her 19-year-old son Ronnie L. Dovbish who was also there when deputies arrived.

He was taken into custody and charged with second-degree murder. He is now being held without bond at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

If you have any information about this crime, call the CrimeLine at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.


  • Mandycole

    I mean there is a lot more to it than if she said she couldn’t use the car. It was probably a lot more complex then something stupid like that, I was friends with ronnie for a long time. Even dated him for a year. He was a good kid. Just drugs and other stuff got to him. I don’t feel like ronnie would of killed his mom. I know that he did love her and the rest of his family.. But I just don’t know. I feel for his little sister. And his step dad and real dad. I’ll pray for them and ronnie.

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