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Murder charges certified for Toano shooting suspects

Murder charges certified for Toano shooting suspects

Murder charges against two men in connection to the shooting death of a man outside a Toano apartment complex will head to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing Thursday in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court.

Marques Raquan Stephens-Graves and Malcom Shemar Lee, both of James City County, are charged with second degree murder in the Oct. 23 death of Adren Raheem Garnett, 20, who was shot in the chest in the parking lot of the Burnt Ordinary Apartments, according to James City County Deputy Police Chief Steve Rubino.

A charge of gang participation against both men was dropped, while another charge of malicious wounding against each — another man,...

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