Petersburg Man Facing Felony Charges in Homicide
A Petersburg man is facing charges in connection with the murder of 27 year old Tameka Claiborne.
32-year-old Alphonzo Richardson was arrested Sunday and is being held in the Richmond City Jail.
Herring: We've recently charged Mr. Richardson with a rarely-used code section; it's a class 6 felony to transport or in any way aid in the concealment of a dead body with purposes of hiding it from detection.
Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring said Richardson and 28-year-old Michael Solomon, who lived with the victim, are both being held without bond.
Herring: We've brought charges against Mr. Solomon for abduction; we're continuing to investigate him with the probability of adding additional charges.
A week ago, Claiborne’s two-year-old son, Malik, was found wandering at 11:30 at night on Valley Crest Drive in the Addison Swift Creek apartments. Claiborne’s body was found Friday morning in the James River near the Westover Plantation in Charles City County.
John Ogle, WCVE News