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19 yr old Virginia woman killed in racial hate crime


Pamela-Ann Knyazher, a 19 year old white female, was shot and killed outside a gas station in Richmond, VA on March 16th. On May 5th, police charged Brandon L. Jackson, a twenty-six year old black male. The shooting took place in broad daylight.

Friends say Knyazher did not know the perpetrator. However, the suspect dated black males. She may have come into contact with Jackson that day because of her association with another black male.

Brandon L. Jackson should have been in prison at the time of the shooting. He was convicted of malicious wounding in 2008. Jackson was sentenced to ten years in prison, but a judge suspended the entire sentence.