Charges withdrawn in October 2013 Norfolk murder

Charges withdrawn in October 2013 Norfolk murder

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Police on the scene on Seay Avenue at 7:00 a.m.


by 13News Now

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 3:50 PM

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4/30/14 UPDATE: Charges against Nevlyn Williams were withdrawn during a hearing in Norfolk Circuit Court.
There was insufficient evidence to support continued prosecution, spokeswoman Amanda Howie told
Charges against Charles Pope were dismissed 4/14/14 by the Court at Preliminary Hearing in Norfolk General District Court.

Williams' attorney S. W. Dawson issued this statement: "It should have been obvious from day one that the facts in this matter presented nothing more than a textbook case of self-defense. This Commonwealth's Attorney's Office should be ashamed of the way it treated this young man and Mr. Williams expects -- and deserves -- a full and sincere apology."

10/1: UPDATE: Victim has been identified as Donte Jordan Henry-Davison.
Arrested are Charles Henry Pope Jr. and Nevlyn Darnell Williams, both of the 3500 block of Seay Ave. They are each charged with Murder, Use or Display of Firearm in Committing Felony, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana.

NORFOLK-Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that left one man dead.

Investigators were called to the 3500 block of Seay Avenue around 3:45 a.m. and found the victim on the ground.

Officers were searching the area for clues and possible witnesses.  A dog was removed from one of the apartments and put into the Animal Protection van.

The victim's name hasn't been released.

Anyone with information can call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.