1 of 2 teens charged with robbing, killing New Kent man found not guilty of murder
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond teen accused of robbing and killing 23-year-old Joshua Grey from New Kent, was found not guilty of murder Tuesday night.
Demeco Pressey-Robertson now 18, was 17 years old in September 2018, when he was arrested and charged with murder, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the death of Grey.
Grey was shot at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Carver Street while attempting to sell an iPhone through the “LetGo” App.
Investigators says he entered a convenience store for help after being shot and died inside the store.
Tyshawn Andrews, 15, was also and arrested and charged in Grey’s death.
Grey’s family has continued to share his story, advocating for the use of “Safe Exchange Zones.” There is a billboard with Josh’s face and story on Interstate 95 near Sherwood Avenue. Several other billboards are in cities across the country.
“I am Josh’s voice now, Josh can’t speak, he can’t get in front of someone and be an advocate for safe exchange zones so that’s my role - I’m not going to let the flame go out,” said Michael Grey, Josh’s father in January 2019.
According to court records, Pressey-Robertson was found guilty of attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and is scheduled to be sentenced in September.
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