Matt Geary’s death ruled suicide

Posted at 7:53 AM, Feb 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-23 14:59:56-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Former Henrico GOP candidate Matt Geary’s death was ruled a suicide Wednesday.

Official with the State Medical Examiner’s Office said Geary died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said Geary was found dead Sunday inside his home on Lauderdale Drive.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday evening to remember the attorney.

A visitation service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bliley’s Central Funeral Home on Augusta Avenue.

Geary’s funeral will be held Thursday at noon.

Geary was a criminial defense attorney, with more than 16 years experience as both defense attorney and prosecutor. Geary served in the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office from 2006-2009.
He attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at University of Richmond and graduated from Mary Washington College with a B.S. in Political Science.

In Sept. 2009, Geary announced he would run for Henrico Commonwealth Attorney. He ran unopposed until allegations of extra-marital affairs were made. Geary admitted to one affair, but never confirmed any of the other alleged ones.

“I feel this is a private matter…this will not affect my ability to serve as Henrico Commonwealth`s Attorney,” he said in an inteview.

Yet, the Henrico Republican Executive Committee asked GOP nominee, Matt Geary to withdraw after the allegations were made. Then, about a week later Bill Janis entered the race as an Independent.