Security Guard Convicted in Pokemon Go Murder Case

JianSheng Chen
JianSheng Chen

A jury in Chesapeake, VA Friday found security guard Jonathan Cromwell guilty of the murder of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen, reports WTVR.

The killing gained nationwide attention because Chen had entered the private property while playing Pokemon Go.

Prosecutors say Cromwell fired at least 5 times. Defense attorneys said Chen had driven a van towards Cromwell and acted in self defense.

The sentencing phase of the trial is scheduled for Monday.

Johnathan Cromwell
Johnathan Cromwell

“I think the judge and the attorney all did a good job,” said Jenny Sung, who knew Chen’s family. “We need to give credit to them; they really are very cautious, and we will see Monday,” she said to WTKR.

The family of Cromwell left the court house Friday visibly upset.

Cromwell faces five to 40 years in prison.

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