Commonwealth v. Jordan Jamale Austin; 43 Years to Serve for Murder and Related Crimes

Monday, December 08, 2014

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Jordan Jamale Austin, 24 years old, formerly of the 4900 block of Rugby Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for charges of First Degree Murder, Robbery, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Conspiracy (2 counts), and Use of a Firearm (3 counts).    Judge Shockley sentenced Austin to 73 years in prison with 30 years suspended leaving 43 years to serve. 

Austin was found guilty by Judge Shockley on May 8, 2014, after a three-day trial.  The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on September 2, 2011, Jordan Austin, along with co-defendant George Gay robbed Terrance Scott at gun point while Scott was visiting a friend in the Bridle Creek apartments in the city of Virginia Beach.  Austin and Gay robbed the victim of his cell phone, sneakers and baseball cap.  Austin and Gay then fled the scene.  Scott left the area but later returned along with several people including Antone Brehon and Antoine Owens, with the intent of recovering his property. Austin, Gay, and three others returned to Bridle Creek apartments looking for the victim and his group.  Austin and the other two men had weapons.  As Scott and his group got in their cars to leave, Austin and the two others ambushed the group with a barrage of gunfire.  Brehon was struck in the head, killing him instantly. Owens was also shot in the head and suffered permanent injury.

 

Gay pled guilty to Second Degree Murder, Malicious Wounding, Robbery, and Use of a Firearm. He is serving 18 years in prison.

 

Austin has prior convictions for Possession of Marijuana and two (2) counts of Indecent Exposure.

 

Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick J. Connolly and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine E. Orsini prosecuted the case. Please contact Macie Pridgen if additional information is desired.

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