April 4, 2018
You won’t see whites starting riots over it though.
28-year-old Alex Jenkins was found guilty of two counts of robbery, two counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony and one count of conspiracy. He was found not guilty of the murder charge and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Jenkins was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday after a three-day jury trial. He will be formally sentenced on July 23.
According to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, Jeanie Murphy was shot while inside Jr. Market off of South Lynnhaven Road in 2010. Police say she was shot during an armed robbery of the business.
Prosecutors say Murphy came inside the store while the robbery was going on. One of two men who were trying to rob the business opened fire, hitting Murphy twice.
Alex Jenkins was arrested in 2015. Tramonte Hines was indicted for charges of first degree murder and robbery last month.
Jenkins’ trial began Tuesday morning. On day one, the prosecution called several witnesses including the clerk of the Junior Market. She gave compelling testimony about the night two men dressed in all black held her and another customer at gun point while robbing the business. She says she was kneeling below the counter with one of the robbers when Jeanie Murphy came into the store to buy a case of beer. The clerk says she watched one of the men shoot her twice in the back before running away from the store.