Second Suspect Sought in Year-Old Murder

First Suspect Found Guilty Last Week in Jury Trial

WRVA News
March 03, 2020 - 1:26 pm

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(RICHMOND, Va) -- The Richmond Police Department needs the public's help to solve a murder that happened January 2, 2019. Another suspect was recently convicted of murder in connection to that case.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 2, 2019, officers responded to the 4500 block of Norborne Road for the report of a person shot. When they arrived, they quickly located Michael Halford's body lying on the fort porch of his home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A jury trial was held last week and a guilty verdict was obtained for 32 year old Tyell Jackson of Henrico County. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison for first-degree murder, robbery and firearms violations.

Even though the conviction brings some closure and justice for the victim's family, detectives still need the community's assistance with additional information about the murder - particularly about a second suspect.

"The Ring doorbell camera system was an invaluable & innovative resource in this investigation," said Major Crimes Detective M. Godwin. "Not only did it show investigators how this violent crime was committed, it also displayed how many individuals were involved."

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call Detective Godwin at (804) 646-5533 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.