NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - In court Wednesday, a Norfolk judge sent a Rite Aid murder case to trial.
Bernell Benn is charged in the August 2012 shooting death of Ramon Colorado inside of a Rite Aid drug store off Tidewater Drive. An argument between the two men ended in gunfire after a dispute over line-cutting.
During a preliminary hearing in General District Court Wednesday, a customer recalled hearing words between the two men, seeing Benn with a gun and hearing several shots. A store surveillance video of the encounter was played before a judge, who certified the second degree murder charge against Benn to a grand jury.
Benn, now free on bond, could face between five and 20 years in prison if convicted.
Charges have been made in a domestic abuse investigation involving a 74-year-old woman in Elizabeth City.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.