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Man gets 16 years for Virginia ‘mansion party’ slaughter

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the 2016 Labor Day weekend “mansion party” murders in Virginia.

Kendric R. Hill has pleaded guilty to murder, manslaughter and firearm charges just as his trial was set to begin. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, Hill entered his plea Monday as lawyers prepare to select a jury. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges including participation in a criminal street gang.

The case revolves around the death of the 22-year-old Duval Turner, and a 24-year-old Marc Starkes, who were fatally shot at an illegal “mansion party” in Chesdin Landing in 2016.

Hill is the second of the eight defendants originally charged to be convicted. Twenty-two-year-old Devin D. Taylor was convicted in January on charges including second-degree murder will be sentenced in April.

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Information: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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