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Tag: murder-for-hire

Plea Bargaining
By Linda Cicoira -- Aaron Jamarcus Bowens, who witnesses say was paid $1,000 for injuring an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force informant, pleaded guilty last week in Accomack Circuit Court to conspiring with a prisoner to commit capital murder. The plea came in an agreement between Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Parksley man pleaded no contest Monday in Accomack Circuit Court to capital murder by a prisoner in connection with a 2017 scheme to kill a police informant. The victim, Nathaniel Johnson, 30, survived being shot three times. His then-girlfriend, Dezarae Smith, was shot in the foot....
By Linda Cicoira -- Drug distribution charges filed in Northampton County last year will not be prosecuted against Roquan Lee’teq “Cake” Rogers, the accused shooter in the 2017 murder-for-hire scheme of an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force informant in Accomack. Commonwealth’s Attorney Beverly Leatherbury filed papers in Northampton Circuit Court...
By Linda Cicoira -- The first of a half dozen suspects charged in connection with the October 2017 murder-for-hire scheme of a police informant was sentenced recently in Accomack Circuit Court to 10 years in prison. All but time served was suspended for Deshawn Markiese Drummond, 28, of Savageville. The...
By Linda Cicoira -- A four-day trial in Accomack Circuit Court last week involved cocaine, a love affair, shooting victims, a murder conspiracy, a paid police informant, revenge, sex, taped phone conversations from the county jail, convictions that caused the commonwealth’s attorney and an Eastern Shore Drug Task Force agent to...
    UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- It took an Accomack Circuit Court jury about two hours Friday to convict Evron Terrell Strand, 44, of Nelsonia, of seven felony counts in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the shootingg of a police informant and his girlfriend in October 2017. At about 4 p.m., the...