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Case dismissed against 16-year-old charged as adult in Keshawn Dickerson's murder

Teen was 15 at time of incident

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

The case against 16-year-old Quisaan Johnson was dismissed in court Thursday, according to Johnson's attorney.

16-year-old Quisaan Johnson was charged with the murder of Keshawn Dickerson.

Johnson, 15 years old at the time of the incident, was being charged as an adult. 

At the end of the Commonwealth's evidence Johnson's attorney, Matthew Pack, called for a motion to strike. A motion to strike means there's not enough evidence to go forward or give the case to the 12-person jury. The judge agreed with Pack and on Thursday dismissed the charges against Johnson. The judge agreed there was not enough evidence to show that Johnson had a firearm, possessed one or fired one, according to Johnson's attorney.

This murder case was supposed to go until Friday.

Courtesy of Lynchburg Police Department

ORIGINAL STORY
Jury selection is underway for the trial of a teen charged with murder for the death of a Lynchburg 18-year-old. 

As of 11 a.m., jury selection is underway at Lynchburg Circuit Court for 16-year-old Quisaan Johnson's trial, which is expected to last two days. 

Johnson, 15 at the time of the incident, has been charged with the murder of Keshawn Dickerson. He's being charged as an adult. 

According to court documents, Johnson and Dickerson were at a party at 2001 3rd Street on September 16, 2018 in Lynchburg when Johnson walked to the back of the house to rob two people. 

Johnson then allegedly started firing a handgun at two people in the driveway. That's when Dickerson was shot and killed, according to court documents. 


 

 


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