A 20-year-old man who shot his mother and brother dead in a St Valentine’s Day massacre has been jailed for life.
Accused Leviathan ‘Levi’ Henry Norwood gunned down his family after his “extremely racist” father banned him from dating a black girl.
Northwood’s mother Jennifer Lynn Norwood, 34, and six-year-old brother Wyatt Charles Norwood both died in the bloodbath on 14th February 2020.
But the court in Fauquier County, Virginia State, USA, heard how his father Joshua had survived the shooting but later killed himself.
Fauquier Circuit Judge James Fisher gave Norwood a life sentence plus 40 years, at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, 31st January.
Earlier, Northwood’s lawyer told how his client was bullied by his “extremely racist” father who had threatened to kill him “if he dated a black woman”.
Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Northwood after his wounded father called police.
Norwood went on the run in a stolen 2007 Toyota Camry but was arrested the following evening.
Norwood pleaded guilty to first-degree murder regarding the death of his mother and second-degree murder over the death of his brother.
Under Virginia law, Norwood will be eligible for parole in 20 years because he was 17 years old and therefore a minor at the time of the double murder, according to local media.