PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A local family finally got justice in a Portsmouth court.
A judge sentenced Freddie Lee Hall Jr. to life behind bars for killing 49-year-old James Britt in 2011. The judge also ordered Hall to pay a fine of $100,000.
Hall was convicted of killing Britt, even though his body has never been found. Britt's family is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading them to Britt's remains.
Britt's Mother, Charlotte Britt spoke on camera Tuesday for the first time since her son was killed two years ago. She struggled to get the words out when she explained what it would mean to find her son's remains.
"It would mean that we could all be together," she said.
Charlotte Britt raised her two sons alone. William Britt, Charlotte's other son, testified that his Mother gave up her life to raise them and now with one gone she is broken.
Hall was linked to the crime after police found two vehicles belonging to Britt in Hall's possession.
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