Man pleas to reduced charge in 2017 shooting death

Man pleas to reduced charge in 2017 shooting death
Marcellus Lovett Carter (Source: Henrico police)

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Marcellus Lovett Carter will spend seven years in prison after pleading to a reduced charge in the death of 23-year-old Bryant Jamar Lewis.

Carter was was charged with first-degree murder charge in connection with the December 2017. He entered an Alford plea of voluntary manslaughter and was given 10 years in prison with three years suspended.

Carter, 25, of Henrico, was arrested Dec. 26, 2017, in the 7500 block of Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield.

Officers responded to the 2300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike around 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 15 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Lewis’ body. He was pronounced dead a the scene.

Carter was also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

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