Richie Kemp

Commonwealth Attorney Richie Kemp cross-examines a witness of the defendant about one of the defendant’s Vice Lord tattoos after the witness testified that the defendant was not in the gang.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, as the two and a half day jury trial was nearing its end, Stanford Shelton entered a guilty plea to multiple felony counts, including manslaughter. He will be sentenced to 75 years in prison.

Shelton was one of two men in a car in a drive by shooting at a duplex on West Lee Street in June 2019. Shelton, a Vice Lord gang member, with the assistance of his co-defendant and fellow Vice Lord, Dimetri Ross, as the driver, made multiple attempts to kill a higher-ranking Vice Lord. Shelton and Ross executed at least 3 drive-bys on the home of their intended target.