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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Linwood Scott Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Nearly 30 years ago, Linwood Scott Jr. burglarized a sleeping woman’s home and raped her, but DNA evidence at the time could not assist Norfolk Police in finding a suspect. After watching a television special about retes...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Commonwealth v. Catherine L. Seals, Hank L. Smith Jr., and Robert T. Bolsinger-Hartshorn

NORFOLK, Va. – In 2018, 4-year-old Larkin Carr died in the care of his father, Hank Larkin Smith Jr., and his father’s fiancée, Catherine Louise Seals, because Ms. Seals’ teen son beat him repeatedly while the adul...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Commonwealth v. Raphael J. Cuffee Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Raphael Jamal Cuffee, a 30-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, to 18 active years in prison for shooting and killing 35-year-old Michael Carnell Perry in 2020.

On Oct. 10, 2020, Mr....

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Statement of Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi Regarding "Operation Bold Blue Line"

Statement of Commonwealth's Attorney Ramin Fatehi Regarding "Operation Bold Blue Line"

Earlier today Governor Youngkin, Lieutenant Governor Sears, and Attorney General Miyares came to Norfolk to make a series of announcements that they c...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Legal Conclusion Following Officer-Involved Shooting of Barry D. Carrington

The following is contents of a letter dated Oct. 11, 2022, from the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney to Virginia State Police Captain Timothy A. Reibel detailing Mr. Fatehi's legal conclusion following the officer-involved shooting of Bar...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Announces Oct. 11 Press Conference

NORFOLK — On Tuesday, October 11, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi will announce his legal conclusions from his review of the February officer-involved shooting of Barry D. Carrington on Granby Street. Mr. Fatehi invites me...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Commonwealth v. Andre Brinkley Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Andre Brinkley Jr., a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, October 7, 2022, to 29 active years in prison for his role in a 2019 shooting and robbery spree that resulted in injuries to two indi...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Robert L. Vick Jr. Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Robert Lee Vick Jr., a 24-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to more than 12 years in prison for gunning down two men and wounding a third man following an August 2020 alter...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Avion L. Northan Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Avion Lamar Northan, a 33-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, September 23, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for ramming his SUV into the mother of his children in the MacArthur Center parking...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Commonwealth v. Daniel L. Horne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Daniel Lee Horne, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for shooting and paralyzing then-28-year-old Tyquane L. Perry in 2020.

In the early morning ...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Commonwealth v. Joseph J. Giles

NORFOLK, Va. – Joseph John Giles, a 66-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, to 16 active years in prison for murdering 63-year-old Douglas Warf.

Mr. Giles was captured on surveillance video from ...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Commonwealth v. Nicholas P. Bond Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Nicholas Patrick Bond, a 36-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, July 22, 2022, to five active years in prison for a burglary at a Ghent home, during which he was caught on camera by the homeowne...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

U.S. v. Kevin Andrew Staton Jr.

NORFOLK, Va. – Kevin Andrew Staton Jr., 24, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 18 months’ imprisonment with two years of supervised release to follow for firearm trafficking. Mr. Staton, of Chesapeake, engaged in the buying and selling...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Duwayne Warren Sentencing

Trigger Warning: Child Abuse Descriptions Herein

NORFOLK, Va. – Duwayne Warren, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 27, 2022, to 50 years in prison for murdering his infant daughter in December 2019 an...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Commonwealth v. Laurence L. Clark Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Laurence Latif Clark, a 22-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, May 20, 2022, to 18 years in prison for gunning down 38-year-old Norman Elijah James in a 7-Eleven parking lot.

On the night of July...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Commonwealth v. Jermaine Tucker Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Jermaine Antoine Tucker, a 36-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 29, 2022, to serve 26 years in prison for murdering 46-year-old Thomas Lyn Christian Jr. by shooting into Mr. Chris...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Commonwealth v. Shana C. Winborne Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Shana Christine Winborne, a 34-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, to 17 years in prison for stabbing and killing her husband, then-39-year-old Dwan Winborne, while she was out...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Commonwealth v. Demarcus M. Mackey Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Demarcus Malik Mackey, a 23-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to 40 years in prison for murdering 23-year-old Stefon T. Grimes and maliciously shooting his girlfriend, then-2...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Tahlia C. Ricks Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Tahlia Courtney Ricks, a 22-year-old Norfolk woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to eight years in prison for killing Jendaya Hunter, 25, and Sateya Baker, 20, in a drunk driving crash just sout...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Commonwealth v. Ferrari A. Ferdinand Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Ferrari Aramis Ferdinand, a 30-year-old Virginia Beach man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, April 1, 2022, to 17 years in prison for the 2019 murder of Quontrell Deon Snowden, a 31-year-old Norfolk man, at the Do...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Commonwealth v. Edgar E. Oliver Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Edgar Emmanuel Oliver, 64, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 18, 2022, to 30 years in prison for the 2019 stabbing death of 64-year-old Arthur Daniel Sanders Jr. who, according to the defendant who at the time was hous...

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Commonwealth's Attorney News Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Commonwealth v. Bashirah S. Tripp Sentencing

NORFOLK, Va. – Bashirah Shamirah Tripp, a 35-year-old Portsmouth woman, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, March 11, 2022, to 18 years in prison for a 2020 aggravated malicious wounding of her husband James Irving Johnson Jr. that left him ...

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