20-year-old indicted for aggravated murder, other charges after Wednesday night shooting in northwest Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — During a meeting on Monday, a grand jury decided to indict a young Roanoke man for multiple charges — including aggravated murder — in connection with Wednesday night’s homicide at a northwest Roanoke convenience store.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Roanoke, Donald Caldwell, says that 20-year-old Jamerius Crennell has been indicted for aggravated murder, one count of robbery resulting in a death, and two counts of using a firearm in a felony.

These charges stem from the shooting on Wednesday, Sept. 29 that resulted in the death of Basil Glenn Hubble, a clerk at the A&A Market on Moorman Avenue NW, during the commission of a robbery, according to officials.

“Aggravated Murder is a new crime in Virginia, replacing Capital Murder. Capital Murder was repealed by the General Assembly and replaced with Aggravated Murder, which carries the maximum of life in the penitentiary,” Caldwell said in a statement released on Monday, Oct. 4. “Likewise, ‘Robbery resulting in death’ is a new crime in Virginia, replacing common law robbery that existed for many decades. Robbery resulting in death also carries up to life in the penitentiary. The two gun charges carry a mandatory, minimum sentence of eight (8) years in the penitentiary if there is a conviction.”

According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, Crennell is currently being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail.

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