June 3, 2024

Commonwealth v. A’lycia Ann Ny’shelle Coleman; 15 Years to Serve for Domestic Homicide

Virginia Beach, Va. – Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that A’lycia Ann Ny’shelle Coleman, age 25, formerly of the 800 block of Lake Edward Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia, pled guilty and was sentenced today for charges of Second Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm.  In accordance with a plea agreement, Circuit Court Judge Kevin M. Duffan sentenced Coleman to 43 years in prison with 28 years suspended, leaving fifteen (15) years to serve.

Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth’s evidence would have proven that on July 27, 2023, A’lycia Ann Ny’shelle Coleman and her boyfriend, Josiah Chambers, had a verbal dispute in their residence.  They were both grabbing at each other until they were separated by Chambers’ younger sibling.  Chambers and his sibling went downstairs, and Coleman remained upstairs.  A few minutes later, Coleman came downstairs holding a firearm and threatened to shoot Chambers.  She then shot him once in the torso.  Chambers’ siblings called 911, and Chambers was transported to the hospital.  Although he immediately underwent lifesaving surgery, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

In an interview with detectives, Coleman admitted to shooting Chambers but claimed she only meant to scare him.  Police recovered the firearm from the residence. 

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys C. Andrew Rice and David R. Talmage prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.

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