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Man sentenced to life in prison for Richmond nightclub murder

Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 17:17:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man has been sentenced to life in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to killing a man on the dance floor of a Richmond nightclub earlier this year.

Trevell A. Harvey, 27, was convicted in the shooting death of Jerquell Cheatham, 21, during a January 18 incident at the Illusions Night Club on Midlothian Turnpike.

Trevell A. Harvey (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Trevell A. Harvey (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Harvey received life in prison for the first degree murder charge and an additional three years for a use of a firearm in the commission of a felony conviction.

Harvey’s previous rap sheet includes assault, drug and firearm charges dating back to 2007.

Illusions night club shooting

During the January shooting, investigators say several off-duty Richmond Police officers were working security at the club when Cheatam was shot.

Two other were injuries during the incident, one from a gunshot wound and the other from being struck by a car in the parking lot. Those injuries were non-life threatening.