01 March 2011
Jeffrey Placko, whose brother was killed, now jailed

The News Virginian

For as long as their memories stick, Junior Puffenbarger’s grandchildren will remember a genuine smile.

Toddlers Jayson and Krissa Price last saw their 42-year-old grandfather the day before Valentine’s Day. He brought them brand new sleeping bags.

Less than three weeks later, another man killed Junior Puffenbarger, authorities said.

His grandchildren won’t attend the funeral. Family members said they want the children to remember their grandfather as his lively, loving self, a hard-working brick mason dedicated to his family.

Augusta County detectives on Monday informed relatives of Puffenbarger’s death. Then Tuesday they announced a voluntary manslaughter charge against Jeffrey F. Placko, 40, of Mount Solon.

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