Accomack County man convicted of manslaughter

24-year-old Tyqon Demetrius Robins of Nelsonia,

Officials say that an Accomack County man was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday.

According to the Accomack County Commonwealth Attorney, 24-year-old Tyqon Robins was found guilty of manslaughter and shooting into an occupied vehicle on Wednesday after a two day trial.

Robins was arrested last year after shooting 39-year-old Fardale Johnson on June 24. Johnson was killed by a gunshot wound following a report of gunshots being fired between the drivers of two cars driving on Lankford Highway near Mappsville.

Officials say that Johnson was eventually found on Nathanial Street where he was pronounced dead.

Johnson's girlfriend who reportedly testified at the trial, was in the car at the time.

Robins was originally denied bond on first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.

Officials say that the jury recommends 10 years in prison on both counts. Sentencing has not yet been set.

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