ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke man was sentenced on Wednesday in connection to a deadly shooting that happened in May 2021.
As we reported, police said 35-year-old Todd Manns shot and killed Taniko Belt in a Northwest Roanoke shooting on May 2, 2021.
Police said they arrested Manns on May 7 and charged him with second-degree murder in connection with the incident.
The court’s website detailed that the second-degree murder charge Manns was initially charged with has since been upgraded to a first-degree murder charge.
On Wednesday, Manns was found guilty on the following charges, according to the court’s website:
- First-degree murder,
- The use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Manns is set to be sentenced on Jan. 23, 2023, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.