Bond denied for woman charged in 2016 Chesapeake murder 

Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 07:40:52-04

Dequashia Copeland

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A judge denied bond Monday for a woman charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend in August of 2016.

Dequashia Copeland, 25, is charged with accessory before the fact, to Murder in the 1st Degree after police said she and her brother, Darrius Copeland, 22, gunned down a Chesapeake man in front of his home.

The shooting happened on August 17, 2016 on Bell Tower Arch. Police told News 3 that 25-year-old Timothy Crosky was shot in broad daylight on Bell Tower Arch and died in the hospital from his injuries later that day.

Darrius Copeland

News 3 spoke to McClean’s father after the shooting, he pleaded with the public as police searched for the gunman.

Surveillance video linked Dequesia Copeland’s older brother’s car to the crime and police then charged her and her younger brother Darrius, but the two were nowhere to be found.

On September 8, 2017 the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested the two subjects in connection with the homicide of Timothy Crosky. The arrests took place where both brother and sister were residing in Jacksonville, Florida without incident.

In court on Monday details about the case came out. The Commonwealth’s Attorney said evidence in the trial will show that Crosky and Copeland had a contentious relationship over their 7-year-old daughter.

Court records say witnesses told police Crosky’s ex-girlfriend threatened “to kill him over the phone” the day he was shot.

The defendant’s aunt was in court, saying she would be responsible for Copeland’s behavior and promised to help her gain employment. The defense argued that Copeland has no criminal record but the judge ultimately denied the request for bond.

Darrius Copeland, the brother also charged in the crime is set to be in court for his bond hearing this Thursday.

A tentative trial date is set for January 8th.


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