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Chapman found guilty of first degree murder

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Sentence of 40 years in prison recommended in the 2017 motel stabbing death of Roland Eugene Clayton, Jr.

By Shannon Watkins

HILLSVILLE —Yashisca Dushawn Richardson Chapman, 41, of Roanoke, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in the stabbing death of Roland Eugene Clayton Jr., 51, also of Roanoke, in the Carroll County Circuit Court on Wednesday, June 12.
The jury recommended a sentence of 40 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.


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