Police: 2 charged with killing man found in Fan District home


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Two people believed to be connected with a homicide in the city’s Fan District, who were already charged with robbery and in custody, have been charged with first-degree murder, Richmond Police said on Friday. 

Charles P. Smith IV, 48, was found dead on May 7 after officers were called to conduct a welfare check at his home in the 2000 block of Stuart Avenue. Neighbors told 8News they were ‘shocked’ to learn a homicide investigation was being conducted on their block. 

Nicole P. Andrews, a 41-year-old Henrico woman, and Donnell A. Young, a 38-year-old Richmond man, were arrested on May 23. They were both originally charged with possession of stolen property, grand larceny of an automobile, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery. 

They were last seen walking out of a business in the 2400 block of Sheila Lane. Police said they learned of Andres and Young’s location with the help of the public. 

On June 7, Richmond Police said Andrews and Young have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to Smith’s death. 

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