Man convicted of Blacksburg hookah lounge murder sentenced

Jamel Flint will serve 65 years in prison

Jamel Flint to serve 65 years in prison for his role in a murder at a Blacksburg hookah lounge. (Western Virginia Regional Jail) (WSLS)

The man convicted of murder at a Blacksburg hookah lounge will serve 65 years in prison.

Jamel Flint was sentenced to 103 years with 38 years suspended.

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As we’ve previously reported, police said Flint was responsible for a 2022 shooting at Melody Hookah Lounge that left 18-year-old Isiah O. Robinson, a student at Patrick Henry High School dead and four others hospitalized.

In September 2023, a Montgomery County jury found Flint guilty of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and three counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.


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