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Man convicted of killing Portsmouth father in front of 7-year-old

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 17:16:49-04

Portsmouth, Va. – A Portsmouth jury convicted 24-year-old Alfred Lane of felony first degree murder, armed statutory burglary, robbery, abduction and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony on March 30.

The jury recommended he serve 69 years in prison. He will be formally sentenced on May 26, 2016.

Lane was one of two suspects in the shooting death of Antonio Scott.

The shooting happened shortly before 3:00 p.m. on August 20, 2015. Antonio Scott, 31, was at his house on 443 Florida Avenue with his sister and 7-year-old daughter.

Lane and his co-defendant, Christen Burden, came into Scott’s house with guns drawn.

Antonio Scott

Antonio Scott

According to Scott’s sister, Lane fought with Scott in the house and fired a shot. Scott was shot five times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scott’s sister says she hid under the bed after the first shot was fired. She says Lane and Burden drew their guns on her and forced her to get from underneath the bed.

Lane took the keys from Scott’s pockets to get into Scott’s bedroom. Lane started to look for drugs and money. He then ordered Scott’s sister to come upstairs and help him in his search. Lane stole a bag of marijuana and left the house with Burden.

Family members told NewsChannel 3 Scott was gunned down right in front of his youngest daughter.

“Everyone is just devastated because no one ever thought it would happen to him because he isn’t a problem person he doesn’t do nothing,” says Shantzia Scott, a cousin.