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Two men convicted, sentenced in connection to murder of Richmond man

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 20:55:14-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Two Richmond men have been convicted and sentenced in the shooting death of a Richmond man last summer.

Raekwon M. Woolfork, 19, has been convicted of second degree murder in the homicide of Kempton D. Moore, 22, on June 27, 2015. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, with eight suspended after pleading guilty to the crime in a plea deal. He will serve a total of 12 years in prison.

Raekwon M. Woolfork (left) Malik D. Mangum (right)

Raekwon M. Woolfork (left) Malik D. Mangum (right)

Malik D. Mangum, 19, has been convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery after pleading guilty in a plea deal in relation to the incident on June 27. All other charges including murder, use of a firearm, robbery and gang participation were all dropped.

Mangum will serve two years in prison after being sentenced to 10 years, with eight years suspended.

Police said the initial arrests in this case were withheld by the requests of detectives so the investigation wouldn’t be jeopardized.

Records show Woolfork was arrested on September 12, 2015 and Mangum was arrested on January 5, 2016.

Kempton Moore homicide

Police said at approximately 10:20 a.m. on June 27, 2015, officers were called to a school playground on 1st Avenue for a report of a person down.

When police arrived they found Kempton Moore, 22, of the 3500 block of 1st Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy, conducted today by the Medical Examiner’s Office, determined the cause of death was a fatal gunshot wound.