VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A 17-year-old Virginia Beach teen was found guilty by a jury Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Kody Scruton in 2011.
Jabril Jamal Holliday and another teen wanted to buy marijuana June 3, 2011. An adult, Nahshon Brown, drove the teens who later picked up Scruton to assist. When the group could not find any drugs, Holliday decided the group should rob a drug dealer. Brown provided a gun, but Scruton decided he no longer wanted to participate.
Holliday asked Brown to drive to a civic center off Diamond Springs Road, then ordered Scruton out of the car and behind a building. Holliday then shot Scruton at point-blank range and left the scene.
Brown earlier pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and conspiracy and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Holliday was certified as an adult due to the seriousness of the incident.
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