Sentences delivered in two high profile shootings
Two men accused of separate high profile shootings last year in Hampton County received lengthy prison sentences Wednesday.
Malcolm Antwan Orr, of Estill, was sentenced to 30-years in prison for shooting Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith multiple times with a handgun at close range Jan 1, 2016. Smith responded to an Estill convenient store to investigate reports customers were being robbed by Orr. Video evidence of the shooting was caught by Smith's personal camera equipped eye-glasses. The video of the shooting has been posted to the 14th Circuit Solicitors Office Facebook page.
Orr received an additional five-years in prison for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime; the sentences are to run concurrently. The case was prosecuted by 14th Circuit Court Solicitor Duffie Stone with Judge Roger Young presiding.
Former teacher's shooter sentenced
Jamal Atkins, 19, of Estill, was sentenced by Judge Roger Young to 20-years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted murder, first degree burglary, second-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and breaking into a motor vehicle. Atkins was alleged of shooting a former Hampton County teacher and her dog multiple times after she spotted him stealing items from an outdoor refrigerator and her vehicle while walking her dog.
Assistant Solicitor Tameaka Legette prosecuted the case.