Man will spend 20 years behind bars for South Richmond murder

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jul 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-28 18:04:08-04

RICHMOND, Va — The third person charged in the murder of 20-year-old Samantha Myers, whose body was found in a South Richmond ravine in March, struck a plea deal with prosecutors Friday.

Jamarr R. Hursey (SOURCE: Richmond Police Department)

Jamarr Hursey will spend 20 years in prison after his charge was reduced from first-degree to second-degree murder.

Detectives said Hursey, 25, along with his girlfriend Selena Hairston, 21, committed the crime, which resulted in Myers dying from blunt force trauma to the head.

Myers’ body was discovered by a passerby in a ravine along the 3700 block of North Hopkins Road on March 24. She was positively identified a few days later.

Earlier this month, Hairston entered an Alford plea, which means she acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict her in the case.

She was sentenced to 40 years in jail with 23 years suspended.

Hairston's mother is also charged in the case.


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