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Chapman sentenced in ‘tragic’ shooting death

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—Almost exactly two-years after the March 18, 2020, shooting death of John Carter Gordon, Matthew Scott Chapman of White Stone was sentenced on Thursday, March 25, to an active sentence of 22 years by Judge R. Michael McKenney in Lancaster County Circuit Court.

Chapman was found guilty by a jury in November 2021 of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in a felony and shooting in the commission of a felony.

In emotional testimony prior to sentencing, Chapman’s ex-wife Kerrie Chapman, testifying by video, detailed instances of physical and mental abuse during their relationship, leading up to their eventual separation.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Spencer also brought up Amy Rhinehart, Gordon’s cousin, who talked about how hard his sudden death has been on….

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