Shockoe Bottom murder suspect on trial - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Shockoe Bottom murder suspect on trial

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Day two of a Richmond murder trial will begin Friday morning.

Kevin Cunningham is on trial for the April murder of Jeremy Uzzle in Shockoe Bottom.

The trial in just it's first day was so intense that at least one of the witnesses of Jeremy Uzzle's murder is under police protection because of serious threats.

After Friday's hearing, the jury will have to decide if Uzzle's death was in self defense, or revenge.

It's the first murder in Shockoe Bottom in years.

And it happened in this parking lot right next door to Have a Nice Day Café in April.

Jeremy Uzzle came up to Richmond from Petersburg with seven people to celebrate his friend's birthday at the night club.

Later that night - Uzzle was shot and killed.

The prosecutions final witness is expected to take the stand in day two.

Thursday, seven other witnesses testified, including one who said he told murder suspect Kevin Cunningham to leave town just hours after the deadly night.

The defense says Uzzle punched Cunningham in the face. Prosecutors say Cunningham then shot Uzzle in retaliation.

But the defense claims Cunningham acted in self defense after a mob charged in his direction.

Once the final prosecution witness finishes testimony, the defense will then begin it's own case.

Copyright 2010 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

    The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:01:56 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:05:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London. The British government is facing anoth...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says the United States is wrong to separate migrant children from their parents, but has rejected calls to cancel President Donald Trump's visit to Britain next month.More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Less Heat, Still humid with strong storms possible

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST:

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:48:49 GMT

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>
  • Get an up-close look at the GRTC Pulse service

    Get an up-close look at the GRTC Pulse service

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:26:37 GMT
    GRTC Pulse will officially debut on June 24. (Source: NBC12)GRTC Pulse will officially debut on June 24. (Source: NBC12)

    The long-awaited GRTC Pulse transit service is just days away and on Wednesday members of the media got a first-hand look at the buses and new routes. 

    More >>

    The long-awaited GRTC Pulse transit service is just days away and on Wednesday members of the media got a first-hand look at the buses and new routes. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly