NORFOLK--Police say they have their man in the murder of a Norfolk barber two years ago.
29-year-old Dahson Danta Iraldo was arraigned Thursday morning for the April 17, 2010 robbery and shooting of Henry McIntosh at his Square Deal Barber Shop on Church Street. McIntosh died the next day.
Iraldo, who lives on West 28th Street, is in jail on charges of murder, robbery and use of a firearm.
Police say Iraldo was arrested Tuesday, July 17, on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant and a handgun was recovered. At that time, because he's a convicted felon, he was charged with felony possession of a firearm, authorities said.
On Wednesday, police questioned him about the murder of Mr. McIntosh and he was subsequently charged.
Iraldo has a determination of counsel hearing on July 26, Commonwealth's Attorney spokeswoman Amanda Howie told WVEC.com. A preliminary hearing on the felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is set for August 22.
In a jailhouse interview with 13News, Iraldo said he is innocent, didn't know Henry McIntosh, and wasn't anywhere near the Square Deal Barber Shop when the murder took place.
"You're going to take my life away over a rumor and I got nothing to do with this," said Iraldo. "I got two kids at home."
Iraldo told 13News he also is a barber and that his father was murdered when he was 2 years old. Somebody also killed his uncle. Ironically, those murders prompted Iraldo's grandmother, Jackie McDonald, to help found "Mothers Against Crime."
Henry McIntosh left behind four daughters, and they say they've been waiting two long years for this day.
"I'm just happy and overwhelmed," said Mishelle McIntosh. "I've been on cloud nine all day long."
The McIntosh sisters recalled the overwhelming emotion of that April day two years ago.
"There's no words that can describe this. You're kind of in awe and you just can't believe it's happening," said daughter Virgil DeLoatch.
"I knew this day would come because we are a mighty powerful family, and we pray an awful lot."
McIntosh's daughters say they're opening their hearts to forgiveness.
"My father was a church-going man, and we're a church-going family, and because of that we are pulling together so we can forgive that person who will now be answering for his death," said daughter Pennie McIntosh.