NORFOLK — A jury convicted Ziontay Palmer on Friday of three counts of homicide and a bunch of different costs for a 2021 mass taking pictures at a Norfolk housing complicated. He faces the potential of a number of life phrases in jail when he’s sentenced in February.
The taking pictures occurred Nov. 3, 2021, at Younger Terrace, on the intersection of St. Paul’s Boulevard and Brambleton Ave.
Palmer, now 21, was charged with three counts of aggravated homicide, two counts of malicious wounding, tried carjacking and a number of firearm costs. The decide dismissed the carjacking cost; the jury convicted him on the remaining counts after about fours of deliberation.
Killed within the taking pictures have been Nicole Lovewine 45; her associate, Detra Brown, 42; and the couple’s neighbor, Sarah Costine, 44.
Among the many injured was Lovewine’s daughter, Angel LeGrande, who was 19 and pregnant with Palmer’s little one when she was shot as soon as within the shoulder. The opposite survivor, now 41, testified Palmer shot her a number of occasions after she ran outdoors to guard her youngsters, who have been enjoying on a neighbor’s trampoline.
LeGrande informed jurors the day earlier than the taking pictures, Palmer got here to her household’s dwelling and watched a film along with her.
After he left, she seen he’d left his cellphone behind and regarded via it. She mentioned that after discovering proof of him speaking with different girls, she went outdoors and confronted him, and informed him she didn’t need him to have any function of their little one’s life.
The following time LeGrande noticed Palmer was the next night, when he drove as much as her dwelling in a relative’s automobile simply as LeGrande and her mom have been additionally pulling up. She mentioned Palmer received out of the passenger seat of the automobile and shot her, after which shot her mom. LeGrande mentioned she went inside to get Brown, who was fired at after she ran out.
Costine was shot at as she tried to assist one of many victims, in accordance with Shazelle Dixon, the opposite survivor.
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