A Richmond man was ordered Wednesday to spend 50 years in prison for shooting two mentally handicapped men, killing one of them, in a robbery that followed an argument in a bar.

Lenard Charles Tarry, 26, pleaded no contest in August to first-degree murder of Paul Gray, 41, and malicious wounding of Gray's best friend, Lincoln Campbell Jr.

On Wednesday, Judge Bradley B. Cavedo of Richmond Circuit Court sentenced Tarry to life with all but 50 years suspended for the murder and 20 years, all suspended, for the malicious wounding.

Authorities say the shooting occurred March 12 shortly before 3 a.m. near St. James and West Fells streets near downtown Richmond. The shooting stemmed from an argument earlier in the evening at the now-defunct Glenn's Tavern on Chamberlayne Avenue.

Reed Williams

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