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Monticello High School grad charged in murder of Albemarle County real estate investor

Chris Graham
Ian Embry Legallo-Malone
Ian Embry Legallo-Malone. Photo: Albemarle County Police

A Monticello High School alum is in custody in connection with the murder of an Albemarle County real estate investor.

Ian Embry Legallo-Malone, 22, of Richmond, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge on Sunday night, according to a report from Albemarle County Police.

Legallo-Malone is being held at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail.

He is accused in the murder of Phaedrus Acgtblu, who was found dead in a residence on his 35-acre farm on Stony Point Road on Thursday.

Acgtblu, who was born Kent Schwager, is a UVA alum who was known locally for his many entrepreneurial ventures, including a mobile billboard company that he launched in 1989, during his time as a student at UVA, and the launch of the Corner Meal Plan, which allowed UVA students to buy meals at Corner restaurants with a swipe card.

According to a report in The Daily Progress, Acgtblu was married to Robin Legallo, a pediatric pathologist at University of Virginia Medical Center.

It isn’t known at this time if there is a connection between Robin Legallo and Ian Embry Legallo-Malone, who, according to the report in the Progress, was a 2019 graduate of Monticello High School and a 2023 graduate of VCU.

Albemarle County Police, in a news release, reported that it is still actively investigating the murder.

Anyone with information on the murder is encouraged to contact Detective Andrew Holmes at 434-296-5807, or anonymously at [email protected] or 434-977-4000.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].