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Richmond man charged with first-degree murder

AMELIA — A 29-year-old Richmond man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder.

Mark A. Sheppard Jr. was charged in connection with the murder of Shy’nisha Walker in May of 2016. He was transported to jail and scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 13 in the Amelia District Court.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 561-2118 or the Amelia County Crimesolvers at (804) 561-5200.

Mark A. Sheppard Jr.

Mark A. Sheppard Jr.