Man sentenced to 48 years for fatal 2019 bar shooting in Portsmouth


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.

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