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Two Richmond Men Plead Guilty to Carjacking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. – Kshawn Hill, 19, and Larry Burleigh, 24, both of Richmond, Va., pleaded guilty today to Carjacking and two counts of Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.  The two face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment when they are sentenced by United States District Judge Henry Hudson on June 20, 2011. 

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Brian R. Swann, Resident Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Richmond Division, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by Judge Hudson. 

            In a statement of facts filed with their plea agreements, Hill and Burleigh admitted to using a short-barreled shotgun to carjack a victim in the early morning hours of December 3, 2010 in Richmond.  The two further admitted to driving the victim to four ATM’s around Richmond, and forcing the victim at gunpoint to withdraw and attempt to withdraw U.S. currency from his bank account.  Hill and Burleigh eventually let the victim out of his vehicle.  Following a pursuit by Richmond Police Department, Hill and Burleigh abandoned the vehicle and were apprehended.  

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Mickelson and Roderick Young are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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