Gordonsville teen to be tried as adult in murder case

Gordonsville teen to be tried as adult in murder case
Scene of a fatal shooting on South Spotswood Trail in Louisa County (Source: WVIR)

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A Gordonsville teenager accused of murdering one of his neighbors will be tried as an adult.

Seventeen-year-old Cameryn Anthony Dickerson is facing several charges, including first-degree murder. His case will be heard in Louisa Circuit Court.

Prosecutors believe Dickerson forced 82-year-old Roger Payne Junior and 73-year-old Nancy Payne out of their home with a shotgun on November 12, 2019. The teen then allegedly shot the couple, and drove off in their car. Nancy Payne played dead after being shot, and then ran to a neighbor for help. Roger Payne Jr. died at the scene.

Dickerson was apprehended in Nelson County on the same day of the shooting. The commonwealth revealed during a court hearing in February that police found a shotgun with its stock sawed off in the trunk of the car the teen was driving.

A court review is scheduled for March 31.


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