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2 charged in 2020 shooting death of man in Gloucester Co. parking lot to be sentenced in 2022

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Posted at 7:21 AM, May 15, 2020

GLOUCESTER Co., Va. - The two suspects charged in connection with a May 2020 homicide are scheduled to be sentenced in early 2022.

22-year-old Destin Moore of Hampton and a 16-year-old male, are facing murder and robbery charges in connection with the incident.

Around 1 a.m. on May 15, 2020, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 7700 block of Colonial Point Lane at the Colonial Point Apartments. They got a call about gun shots.

Deputies said they found a person who had been shot lying unconscious in the parking lot. Deputies secured the scene, and rescue units, with the Abingdon Volunteer Rescue Squad, arrived and determined the person had died.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Hezekiah Fauntleroy Jr.

Moore was charged with first-degree murder during the commission of a robbery; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony as a principal in the second degree; attempted robbery; and conspiracy to commit robbery.

In June 2020, Moore was arrested in Alleghany, Pennsylvania, on outstanding charges of 1st Degree Murder (as a principal in the second degree), Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (as a principal in the second degree), Attempted Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery for Fauntleroy's death.

The teen was charged with first-degree murder as a principal in the second degree; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; attempted robbery; and conspiracy to commit robbery.

The juvenile offender was arrested on May 17 after turning himself in to the Hampton Police Department. he is currently being held in a Juvenile Detention Center.

Moore pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on September 7, 2021. He was originally set to be sentenced on December 14, 2021, but the sentencing sentencing was continued until March 14, 2022. Officials couldn't go into details of why the sentencing was delayed.

Wynn, who was 16 at the time of the murder and is now 18, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on August 23, 2021. He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7, 2022.

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