Stinnie Sentenced to 8 Years for Fatally Shooting Brooklyn-Area Man
Husaun Stinnie will spend eight years behind bars for killing an unarmed man in downtown Charlottesville last year.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A Charlottesville teenager will spend eight years behind bars for killing an unarmed man.
Nineteen-year-old Husaun Stinnie appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court Friday, October 12 to learn his punishment. In July, he was found guilty of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony.
Stinnie fatally shot 45-year-old Shawn Evan “Lucky” Davis during a fight on South First Street September 11, 2017.
Stinnie believed Davis, who was dating Stinnie's sister, was beating her. He ultimately fired a small-caliber revolver five times, striking the Brooklyn-area man in the left arm and left side of the chest.
Davis was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Room, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities said Stinnie fled the scene before police arrived. Investigators later found the gun near the train tracks along Preston Avenue.
Stinnie was taken into custody without incident by the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office roughly two weeks after the shooting.
The judge agreed with the jury's recommendation that Stinnie spend a total of eight years in prison: five years for murder and three for the firearm charge.
“We feel like this is closure for the community, closure for the family. It certainly is a very sad day for everyone,” said Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Areshini Pather.
“I just told him, I said, ‘listen, you got eight years. You got a lot of time to improve yourself. Do whatever training you can, whatever education you can get,” said defense attorney Charles Weber.
The judge also ordered that Stinnie have three years of supervision post-release from prison.
The maximum sentence in Virginia for second-degree murder is 40 years.