Lynchburg man sentenced to 23 years for role in 2018 murder

Published: Nov. 27, 2019 at 2:19 PM EST
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A Lynchburg man will spend 23 years in prison for his role in the death of a Campbell County woman two years ago.

Felix Jefferson learned his punishment during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

Jefferson and his co-defendant, Marquie WIlliams, were found guilty of killing Lisa Henderson in 2018.

Williams was sentenced to life in prison last month.

Original Story: November 27, 2019

A Lynchburg man entered guilty pleas Wednesday morning on charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, for his role in a 2018 murder case.

By entering those pleas in Campbell County Circuit Court, Felix Jefferson avoided a jury trial. A judge also dropped charges of assault, larceny and accessory to murder.

Jefferson was charged in connection with the death of Lisa Henderson, who was found dead near Concord in April of 2018. In court Tuesday, Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul McAndrews said Henderson had been shot nine times. .38 and .45 caliber bullet casings were found near Henderson's body, McAndrews said.

McAndrews credited Jefferson for helping law enforcement locate Henderson's body in a wooded area near Concord. In court, McAndrews said Jefferson led investigators to the spot where Henderson was shot and killed.

Jefferson's co-defendant, Marquie Williams, entered guilty pleas in September on charges of first-degree murder. Speaking with reporters outside court Tuesday, McAndrews said Williams discovered evidence that may have led him to believe Henderson was being unfaithful, killing her within an hour of learning that information.

McAndrews said Jefferson did not know Henderson for the murder and "had zero motive to kill her."

Jefferson and Williams will be sentenced next year.

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