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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- After deliberating for hours, a jury handed down a guilty verdict Thursday morning for the 21-year-old man who shot and killed a Henrico convenience store.

Jamon Burroughs was convicted of capital murder for the January 2013 shooting death of Farooq Bhimdi.

Bhimdi, 64, owned the Express Way store off Mechanicsville Turnpike and was working behind the counter when police said Burroughs shot him multiple times.

Wednesday The jury of six men and six women began deliberating around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. After more than four hours, jurors informed the judge that they wanted to return at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to resume deliberations.

Burroughs faced murder, robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

The interior of the Express Way was watched by multiple surveillance cameras covering every angle, capturing the 9:45 p.m. robbery on Monday, Jan. 30, 2013.

CBS 6 News' Mark Holmberg reported Bhimdi’s long experience with robberies played a big role in the arrest of Burroughs, charged with the murder of the upbeat  store owner much-loved in his community.

According to reports, prosecutors were not seeking the death penalty in this case because of Burroughs’ age and mental condition.


Jamon Burroughs

Jamon Burroughs



  • CB

    I hope that worthless scum is executed as soon as possible. Also, I’m hoping it is extremely painful and takes a very long time.

  • manalishi

    Sakes, this democrat did’t even give the clerk time for “hands up, don’t shoot”. Hang him in the hood he was raised in or expect more of the same.

  • Becky

    With new era “justice” slanted towards the criminals/murders, all due considerations is given to his age and mental condition; not the victim, his family, their ages, or their mental conditions caused by this murderer.

  • Bubba

    Shannon Taylor never should have taken the death penalty off the table. She campaigned to uphold it but now refuses to bring it forward on any cases she has had since she took office. She is a disgrace to the office.

  • thulsa doom

    It is just time for segregation, this experiment with black integration has failed. Segregation was a huge boon to black business owners as they had a guaranteed customer base. Segregation forces black people to spend money on their communities. It is time to bring back segregation. Bring back segregation and you will see an explosion in black wealth and you will see an explosion in black education, and an increase in the now non existent black middle class. During segregation blacks were 70% literate now the black class of 2014 has a literacy of 40%. Segregation is humane, desegregation has been a disaster.

  • Suzanne Morgan

    Why not the death penalty? His victim got nothing less and he wasn’t metally incapacitated. What the hell has gotten into the judicial system?

  • candid

    because eric holder has told states not to give the death penalty to blacks.This guy will be out in 10 years do to over crowding because we convict too many blacks,its not that they do the crimes,we just convict them to often.wink,wink.If we dont start building more prisons we will have a real issue in 10 years.The govs theory is let them out instead of building prisons.I say we have the illegals build and pay for the prisons and let others pick crops

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