Teenagers charged in Virginia Beach shooting spree to appear in court in March

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VIRGINIA BEACH — Two teenagers charged with murder in connection to a 2016 shooting spree across Virginia Beach are scheduled to appear in court in March.

The shootings include Nov. 29 on Skylard Drive, Nov. 30 on Old Clubhouse Road, Dec. 2 on Hawk Road, Dec. 4 on Campion Court, Dec. 7 on Dunnbury Court and Dec. 7 on Old Clubhouse Road.

The Hawk Road and Campion Court shootings resulted in deaths of victims, according to a release from the Virginia Beach Police Department.

The teenagers, both 17 at the time of the crimes, were arrested on Dec. 10. Both are charged with first-degree murder and a number of other charges associated with the shootings.

The juveniles are scheduled for detention reviews on March 2. At that time, a Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge will decide if they should remain in custody.

On March 28, the teenagers will appear back in court for a certification hearing in which a judge will decide if there is sufficient evidence against them to certify the case to a grand jury.

If the case is certified by a grand jury, the juveniles will be charged as adults.  According to the Virginia Department of Education, a juvenile will automatically be tried as an adult if they are over the age of 14 and are charged with murder.

A map provided by the Virginia Beach Police Department shows the locations of shootings that happened between Nov. 29 and Dec. 7. Two 17-year-olds are charged with the shootings, two of which resulted in the death of victims.
A map provided by the Virginia Beach Police Department shows the locations of shootings that happened between Nov. 29 and Dec. 7. Two 17-year-olds are charged with the shootings, two of which resulted in the death of victims.

Mayfield can be reached at adrienne.m@southsidedaily.com.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.