Did Mark Eric Lawlor Kill Genevieve Orange?

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Forty-Three-Year-Old Mark Eric Lawlor is the assistant property manager in the Falls Church apartment building where he lived. As the assistant manager of the building he had master keys to get into all of the apartments. According to the residents of the Prestwick Apartments even though his title was ‘leasing agent’ he was basically the superintendent and was responsible for everything around the building.
Mark Lawlor was also being transitioned out of a court-ordered drug treatment program while he worked there. He was found guilty of abducting his former girlfriend in 1999 and served six years in prison for it. After his release he was put in an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program before being released into the general populace. Apparently it wasn’t quite intensive enough. Maybe they should have added a class on manners and morals along with the drug and alcohol treatment.

Along with Mark Lawlor apparently several other recovering addicts were living there in a transitional program. In itself there is nothing wrong with recovering addicts. It’s admirable for them to be trying to get their lives in order but when you have convicted felons it certainly would be nice for your fellow neighbors to at least know about it so they actually have the choice in whether to live there or not. Prestwick Apartments didn’t let them know, at least as far as I have been able to ascertain. According to one source I read Lawlor isn’t licensed to be a Leasing Agent in Virginia.
Gini Orange was one of the folks renting an apartment at the Prestwick Apartment building 

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and unfortunately it has led to her untimely demise. Genevieve Orange was raped inside her apartment and then beat to death with some sort of blunt object. According to court documents Lawlor’s DNA matched that of DNA recovered from Gini Orange’s body.
Mark Eric Lawlor could face the death penalty if he is convicted of murder during a rape. He was arrested last Wednesday afternoon around 3pm. He has been denied bond and will stay in jail until his court date which is on December 8th of this year. He was arraigned on charges of 2nd degree murder on October 9th.
This winner has several other things on his record including Assault on a Police Officer in 1998. He was sentenced to 30 days and fined $200. Back in 2005 and 2006 he was charged in several other offenses including Assault, Assault and Nattery, Petit Larceny, Bond Forfeiture, Failure to Comply, DUI, Eluding Police and various other charges. What a guy to have as your apartment manager.
This piece of trash also has a MySpace page because, you know, all the good criminals have one. His ‘about me’ blurb has the following to say:

I’m really just a very laid back person, looking to meet a really laid back person. I’ve had my fill of all the games that people play, and I have no disire to play any more. I love to laugh, and I love to bring joy to others.

Doesn’t seem like he was very laid back when he raped Gini Orange. He goes on to say:

I’d really like to meet a woman with a good sense of humor, who tends to look at the best of things, and not the worst. Someone who doesn’t need a ton of money to be happy. A person who enjoys life, whatever comes along, and makes the best of it.

Under his favorite TV shows he has listed CSI. He apparently wasn’t enough of a fan to remember DNA and databases. “A Time to Kill” is his favorite book. He doesn’t have any friends listed and hasn’t logged into MySpace since the end of June.

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  • You forgot the most ironic sentance on his MYSPACE….The part about the girl he would like to meet: “A person who enjoys life”.
    What a tragedy…

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  • I feel very sorry for her family and his child. his child is the sweetest thing and I hope deosn’t end up like him. I am glad to sya that the charges are now back to first degree murder and it’s on to the grand jury.

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  • How do you know that he has a child? How old?
    I am a friend of Gini’s sister and am interested to know what his family is like.

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  • His child has only met him once or twice from what I am aware of. I know the mother well. I really don’t know much about his (Mark’s) family and don’t really care to. His child is aware of what he did but I don’t think his child fully understands. All I know for sure is that the mother’s family had known his family for quiet a while and that they never particularily liked Mark. I believe someone worked with one of his relatives.

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  • Well it is a very sad, tragic situtation for Gini’s family and I am certain it is painful for his family as well. Some of the information that they have been given paint him as quite a monster to have physically done this to such a beautiful (inside as well as outside) girl. I wonder if either family will ever have peace from such a horrific act.

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  • Have there been any updates on the case? I know it went to the grand jury in February but haven’t seen or heard anything since.

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  • He knew what to say to people to make them think he was a very nice person. But it didnt take me long to figure he had an anger problem with lots of issues in his closet. I give my deepest symphathy to her family.

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