Richmond officer convicted of killing Chesterfield teen allowed to leave state

Richmond officer convicted of killing Chesterfield teen allowed to leave state
Paterson Brown Jr., a graduate of James River High School
Paterson Brown Jr., a graduate of James River High School

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A former Richmond police officer found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of an 18-year-old in Chesterfield in 2015 will be allowed to leave the state prior to his sentencing.

A Chesterfield judge granted the motion to lift David Cobb's bond restrictions Friday.

In February, a jury recommended that Cobb spend three months in the death of Paterson Brown Jr.

Brown died after being shot by Cobb at a car wash in October 2015.

While Cobb was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in February, he was found not guilty in using or displaying a firearm in a threatening way to commit murder.

Cobb's initial trial last year ended in a hung jury.

He will be sentenced later this spring.

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