UPDATE 3/7: At David Grimm's determination of counsel hearing in Norfolk Friday, the judge set $25,000 bond and set the following conditions -- Grimm can't leave Virginia, can't be within a 1-mile radius of ODU and must maintain employment. Grimm will be staying with his father and step-mother in Prince William County.
Grimm's attorney claims his client acted in self defense. The Commonwealth Attorney said the victim, Paul Johnson, was walking away when he was hit in the back of the head.
Grimm is not an ODU student and was visiting a friend at the time of the incident. Grimm is a student at Blue Ridge Community College.
UPDATE 2/28: Police released the mugshots of the suspects charged in the recent death of an ODU student Friday. Christopher Chase Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor assault; David Grimm, Jr., is being held on a second degree murder charge.
UPDATE 2/27 9:40 a.m.: David Grimm, Jr. said he’d hired a lawyer; still no bond. Next court appearance is March 6.
Chris Johnson also told the judge he'd hired a lawyer. His next court appearance is set for May 12.
Paul Johnson's parents, Chris and Therese Johnson, will talk about their son Thursday afternoon in Sandston, near Richmond. They released this statement at 9:45 a.m.:
"Paul was one of the cast of characters in our family, and we love each of them for who they are. We have always enjoyed every opportunity to share in their lives. Like a lot of other college kids, Paul was hard working and trying to pay his way through school. He was full of hopes and dreams and great expectations, and he had the ability to realize those dreams. As parents, we were very happy with the direction of Paul's life had taken at Old Dominion.
We really appreciate all of the people who cared enough to step forward and help identify the the two suspects, and we also appreciate how ODU and Norfolk Police briefed us every step of the way. We had no doubt there would be arrests in short order.
We underestimated what Paul meant to his friends, and the sincere compassion and outpouring from the student community was exponentially larger than anything I ever expected. This an international community, particularly where Paul lived and everyone who has come up to us and talked have genuinely cared about Paul, not just some appearance. I am so glad Paul had a chance to experience this environment."
NORFOLK -- Old Dominion University students, staff and family members gathered Wednesday to remember a 20-year-old Monarch killed just yards away from campus.
Police arrested two men they say attacked and struck Paul Johnson in the head over and over early Sunday morning.
Emotions flowed as Paul’s older brother Dan tearfully spoke to the crowd.
“He was a great kid I loved him so much more than I can even tell you,” he said.
The crowd sang 'Amazing Grace' and lit candles in Johnson's honor.
"He was very caring, kind, loving, so hopefully we can keep that in our minds as we go on," said ODU student Taylor Ferrell.
In the meantime, the two men accused of attacking Johnson will stand before a judge for the first time Thursday morning. Christopher Chase Johnson has been charged with misdemeanor assault; David Grimm, Jr., is being held on a second degree murder charge.
Norfolk Police are in the process of doing photo lineups and say the men's mugshots will be released once the lineups are done.
13News Now is covering Thursday's hearing. Stay with us for the latest.