Jury convicts man in 2017 Portsmouth homicide, recommends 23 years


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a man accused in a 2017 Portsmouth homicide, recommending 23 years.

Stanlee S. Jones. Credit: Portsmouth Police Department.

Stanlee Jones was arrested in New Jersey last August. The 33-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Curtis A. Richardson.

Surveillance video released last year by Portsmouth police showed a gold four-door Volkswagen Passat pull up to an Essex Food Store. The driver appeared to be armed and pointed a gun at a man outside the store.

WAVY’s Brandi Cummings reports that jurors on Tuesday recommended 20 years for the murder charge, and three years for use of a firearm in a felony.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 24.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.

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