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Man charged in 2010 Norfolk barber shop robbery and murder sentenced to 24 years in prison

Posted at 3:42 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 18:24:25-05

Norfolk, Va. - A man charged in a 2010 fatal shooting during the robbery of a barber shop was convicted and sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Monday.

Bernard Alexander Kearney, 38, entered an Alford Plea to one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Robbery, and one count of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

He was also sentenced to 24 years in prison for the convictions. For the Second Degree Murder charge, he was sentenced to 40 years with 19 years suspended, resulting in 21 years to serve. For the Robbery charge, he was sentenced to 25 years with all suspended. For the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony charge, he was sentenced to three years.

The murder and robbery occurred in April 2010. Police say Bernard Kearney broke into the Square Deal Barbershop and shot and killed 86-year-old Henry McIntosh.

Kearney was charged back in June 2013. Those charges against Kearney came after Norfolk had to dismiss charges against another man they arrested for the crime.

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