PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A man found guilty in a bar shooting that killed another man in Portsmouth back in 2019 has been sentenced to 48 years.
In March of 2019, Portsmouth police arrested then-20-year-old Nicholas Kyle Moffitt and charged him with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
His arrest stemmed from a shooting at the Cock Island Bar and Grille that led to the death of 34-year-old Jermaine Marcus Iriarte.
Moffitt withdrew a guilty plea in November 2019 and requested a trial by jury.
Moffitt was found guilty on his charges in early July.
During a recent hearing, Moffitt was sentenced to 56 years with 8 years suspended which means he will serve 48 years. Upon his release, he will also serve 8 years of supervised probation.