A Newport News man was sentenced to 73 years in prison for shooting and killing two men, one of them his own brother, during a 2009 robbery attempt at the Aqueduct Apartments.
McLain kept chasing and firing at Kindred, who was shot a total of eight times. McLain hid his gun and his brother’s gun in some bushes, then retrieved them the next day and threw them in the York River. Both guns were later recovered and linked to the shooting.
McLain repeatedly admitted to killing Charles McLain and Kindred to various acquaintances and described it as part of an attempted robbery. McLain also admitted to investigators that he shot his brother while trying to shoot Kindred and to throwing the guns in the river. McLain even identified the two recovered guns as the weapons used that day.
McLain pled guilty to two counts of murder and one count of using a firearm in the commission of a felony on February 2, 2016. On April 8, 2016, Judge David F. Pugh sentenced McLain to serve 73 years in prison – 40 years for Kindred’s murder, 30 years for Charles McLain’s murder and three years for using the firearm.
The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Mark L. McKinney and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Alicia M. LeClair with assistance from Victim/Witness Advocate Shannon Powell.