Corbin Chase Winnington, 16, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of unlawful wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony following a trial late last week in Gloucester Circuit Court.
The charges stem from a New Year’s Eve party at a residence on Guinea Road that left 19-year-old Tyler Heywood of Mathews, a bystander, dead of a gunshot wound and 22-year-old Damarkus Key of Gloucester injured.
The jury’s verdict came following a two-day trial that concluded Friday evening in Gloucester Circuit Court. The jury took about four hours to arrive at its verdict in the trial presided over by Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw. Winnington was initially charged with second-degree murder, with the jury opting for the lesser manslaughter charge.
A 17-year-old witness told the court that she noticed Winnington and Key engage in a verbal argument in the kitchen of the house. The fight escalated, she said, and the two decided to take their argument outside. There was ano...
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