Commonwealth v. Terrence Darrelle Henderson; Judge Imposes Jury’s Recommended 10-Year Sentence for Stabbing Death at Waffle House

Monday, April 28, 2014

Colin Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that Terrence Darrelle Henderson, 31 years old, of no known address, was formally sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. for Involuntary Manslaughter.  Henderson was previously found guilty by a jury on September 26, 2013, and the jury fixed his punishment at 10 years.  Today, Judge Padrick formally imposed that sentence.


The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on June 1, 2012, Terrence Darrelle Henderson and a friend were staying overnight at Big Charlie’s Truck Plaza off Northampton Blvd in the City of Virginia Beach.  They went to the Waffle House shortly before 3 a.m., where he encountered Leon Hymons II.  Henderson and Hymons got into an argument outside in the parking lot, and Henderson stabbed Hymons once in the chest.  Hymons was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.


Henderson and his friend fled the scene on foot. Investigators with the Virginia Beach Police Department responded to the scene.  Henderson’s fingerprint was recovered from a menu in the Waffle House. The incident was captured on video surveillance, also identifying Henderson.  He was apprehended a few weeks later by the U.S. Marshall Service in Walterboro, South Carolina and extradited back to Virginia Beach.


Henderson has previous convictions for Aggravated Sexual Battery, Statutory Burglary, Possession of Cocaine, Obstruction of Justice (3 counts), and False Report to Police.


Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys Wendy Alexander and Tabitha B. Anderson prosecuted the case. Please contact Macie E. Pridgen if additional information is desired.