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Whitter sentenced to 50 years in Ware Neck shooting

A 20-year-old Yorktown man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing an 18-year-old and wounding three others in a mass shooting on a Ware Neck roadway in January 2016.

Dijon Lamour Whitter pleaded guilty to second degree murder and seven other felonies during his trial in July. Gloucester Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw sentenced Whitter Monday. 

Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith said Shaw sentenced Whitter to the 40-year maximum for second degree murder, the 20-year maximum for each of two malicious wounding charges and 45 years for aggravated malicious wounding. The sentences are to run concurrently as a group for a total active sentence of 45 years.

Smith said Whitter was additionally sentenced to three years for the use of a firearm in committing a felony as a first offense, and five years for each of three charges of using a firearm in committing a felony as a second or subsequent offense. Those sentences are also to run concurrently for a tot...

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