Woman pleads guilty to charges in connection to Ocean View homicide

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 18:50:33-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A second person was arrested  in connection to a murder that occurred in Norfolk in May.

Tiara Deanne Rivera, 22, was arrested in Virginia Beach by the Norfolk fugitive squad and U.S. Marshals.

Tiara Deanne Rivera, 22. (Photo courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)

On May 21, Norfolk Police responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of E. Ocean View Avenue. First responders arrived to the victim, Richard Eyerman, suffering from gunshot wounds. Eyerman died at the scene.

On September 4, Norfolk Police charged Rivera with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection to the shooting. Those charges were nolle prossed in January.

In February Rivera took a guilty plea for  accessory after the fact, possession of gun with intent and possession of scheduled class one and two controlled substances.

Police partnered with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate Rivera. After identifying her location, police arrested Rivera at a hotel in the 5700 block of Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach without incident.

On June 7, Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals arrested Jamal Branch and charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission with a felony.

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