by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—Sevin Shykim Noel of Lottsburg will remain in custody until his February trial for the murder of Nickolas Van Jor Chinn of Heathsville. Noel waived his right to a speedy trial.
Noel, 20, has been charged with first degree murder in the June 26 shooting death of Chinn, 22, whose body was found on a Morratico road.
Asking Judge R. Michael McKenney to grant bond, defense attorney Anna Lindemann told the court it was a self-defense case. Chinn “made threats and produced a firearm” and Noel “shot in response.” Lindemann also noted Noel’s lack of a criminal record and “extensive” ties to the community, submitting 11 letters of support from “pastors, employers, family and friends.”
However, Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Spencer responded that….
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