CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – The man who pulled the trigger in the March 2019 killing of a delivery driver in Chesapeake has pleaded guilty.

Antonio Britton was sentenced to 88 years with 53 suspended on Thursday, on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a murder, robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, the Chesapeake Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced. The active period of incarceration is 35 years, eight of which are mandatory.

The victim, 30-year-old Stephanie Brainerd, died after being shot in the chest at the Chesapeake’s Marina Point Apartments.

Left to right: Antonio Britton, Tonagee Ravenel and Semiya Davidson. (Courtesy of Chesapeake City Jail)

Police later arrested Britton and two others, Tonagee Ravenel and Semiya Davidson, after a pursuit that went into Portsmouth. Ravenel was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges after a trial in October 2022.

Davidson has not gone to trial yet, but has a plea hearing scheduled for June 9.

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