A guilty verdict Wednesday night in a Richmond murder trial but the jury says it wasn’t a case of murder. Instead, the jury convicted 25-year-old Eric Driver of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2009 death of a suspected thief.
The sentencing verdict is “no fine, no time.” Eric Driver will not have to serve a day in prison nor will he be forced to pay a fine.
He was accused of shooting and killing Jamal Hollman last April in the Union Hill neighborhood. Driver said Hollman was wearing a mask and attempted to break into his girlfriend’s car.
After deliberating for an hour, a jury recommended that he serve no time and be fined nothing even though he was guilty of voluntary manslaughter.