Man to serve one year in prison for accessory charge in 2015 homicide

Keith Devon Mitchell (Photo courtesy VBPD)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man was sentenced Monday for his role in the robbery and shooting death of another man outside a Virginia Beach strip club.

Left to right: Timothy Josaahn Watson, Keith Devon Mitchell and Raiquan Lamont Turner (Photos courtesy Virginia Beach Police Department

Keith Mitchell pleaded guilty to accessory after homicide earlier this year. A judge sentenced him to five years with four years suspended Monday, leaving one year left to serve.

Mitchell was one of three men police arrested in the investigation of Paul Abbey’s murder. Prosecutors say he and the two other men were involved in Abby’s ambush, robbery and shooting outside Cheetah’s Lounge off Diamond Springs Road in May 2015.

Raiquan Turner and Timothy Watson stood trial in March — and were both found guilty for the deadly shooting.

Turner is facing three life sentences, while Watson is scheduled to be sentenced next week.