Man cleared in Norfolk barber shop murder wants apology

Posted at 6:23 PM, Sep 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 18:23:25-04

Norfolk, Va. - Norfolk police have charged a new suspect in the 2010 barber shop murder of Henry McIntosh, but the first man police charged wants an apology from prosecutors.

"Mr. Iraldo is relieved that the Commonwealth no longer considers him a suspect in this case," said Dahson Iraldo's attorney, S.W. Dawson.  "Mr. Iraldo further expects the Commonwealth to issue him a full and sincere apology for the pain and anguish its false accusations have caused him."

Police charged Iraldo with McIntosh's murder in 2012, but prosecutors decided not to pursue charges months later.

Wednesday, Bernard Kearney was indicted for the robbery inside the Church Street barber shop that ended in owner Henry McIntosh's shooting death.

Court records obtained by NewsChannel 3 reveal Kearney is in Virginia Beach custody.  Authorities there arrested him three months ago for an April 2010 robbery of a Virginia Beach man.

Norfolk authorities are not saying what ties Kearney to McIntosh's murder.

"Well it was somewhat of a relief when he got caught," said Ivan Boyd of the first arrest.  "Then it was a disappointment when we found out he wasn't the right guy."

Boyd was working inside the barber shop when the man busted through the door, robbed about six people inside, and killed McIntosh.

"I'm thinking that he may be the right guy," Boyd said of Kearney.  "I know it can't bring Mr. Mack back, but the thing is, he is going to pay for what he did."


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