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Virginia man sentenced to prison in fatal shooting

November 12, 2019

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison after he shot a man in the head as they smoked drugs in 2018.

The Danville Register & Bee reports 53-year-old David Preston Moss was sharing crack cocaine with 69-year-old Benjamin Hairston in a Danville home on Nov. 13, 2018, when the shooting occurred.

Circuit Judge Joseph Milam said during the sentencing on Tuesday that Hairston was shot for no apparent reason.

Moss was sentenced on Tuesday on multiple charges, including an eight-year sentence for second-degree murder. He received 20 years for robbery, a mandatory three years for use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and another mandatory five years for possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com