Troy Lee Beasley convicted of 2018 Lynchburg murder

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Lynchburg man has been convicted of the 2018 murder of Andra Watson.

Troy Lee Beasley convicted Tuesday, Dec. 17, of second-degree murder of Andra Watson and aggravated malicious wounding of Chenae Skinner. He was also convicted on charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The shooting happened around 2:30 on the morning April 28, 2019, on 18th Street in Lynchburg. Watson died from a gunshot wound to the head. Bullet fragments struck Skinner between her eyes, prosecutors said. The fragment is lodged behind her right eye onto her optic nerve. She has lost vision and is permanently scared.

The jury recommended a total sentence of 76 years behind bars and a $200,000 fine for Beasley. His final sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 19, 2020.

A trial on Beasley’s remaining charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2020.

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