Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

October 16, 2012

Virginia man, woman indicted for 2008 gang killing

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Newport News man on charges that he killed another man as part of his initiation into a gang. His former girlfriend is charged with being an accessory to the murder.

Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Aronte Jarvis faces a possible death sentence if convicted of the charges, which include murder in aid of racketeering and drug conspiracy.

Jarvis' former girlfriend, 24-year-old Tayvonna Licorish, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors claim Jarvis shot 22-year-old Jonte Terry in a Kmart parking lot in Newport News in February 2008 in order to gain entrance into the "Thug Relations" gang.

Indictments from Oct. 10 were unsealed Friday.

It was not immediately clear whether Jarvis or Licorish had attorneys.

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