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Jury brings back guilty verdict in 2011 murder

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WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- A Columbus County jury this evening returned a guilty verdict in a 2011 murder case.

They found Albert Henry, 37, guilty of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in the death of Chad Bellamy in Tabor City, according to District Attorney Jon David.

A judge sentenced Henry to between 12 years three months and 15.5 years in prison, David said.

Police arrested Henry on June 15, 2011, about nine hours after he shot and killed Bellamy in the 200 block of Bay Street in broad daylight. Investigators say the two men had been fighting before the shooting.

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Only 12 years for Murder?

This worm already has 5 felony convictions, 4 for drugs and one previous conviction for "possession of a firearm by a Felon" has already spent time in prison and they only give 12 years for Murder and ANOTHER felon in possession of a firearm? This sort of sentencing is what perpetuates our violent crime problem. This in itself is an absolutely perfect example of why gun related violence will never cease. And they want to crucify Ron Hewett with 10 years for being in possession of a firearm?

This guy should never see the light of day as a free man again! He has provided ample evidence as to what his intent on society is.

Thanks again judges and DA's! You're doing one hell of a job to intentionally jeopardize the safety of the people that voted you in!

This one is not on the heads

This one is not on the heads of the DA or judge. When you add his history to his recent conviction, he was given the proper sentence under NC's structured sentencing guidelines. If you or second degree murder, then you need to take it up with the legislators in Raleigh.

I dont know who you are

I dont know who you are neither do I care too this history of this man has nothing to do with his current case... And for you to address this human as a Worm shows a lot about your character your issue is not with this man its with the justice system.. Please take the time an educate yourself of the case and the history between the two persons involved. WE Are so quick to judge others by only knowing what the media / social networks wants us to know... And sorry but he will be a free man again..

How doesn't it?

One of his charges is felon in possession of a firearm. His past is why he is a felon. He has proven he lacks the ability to live in a civil society.

This is just the beginning of his journey.

Yes it should have been more time but God knows best! The victim's for sure have the power of God with them. It shines all around them.