Drakes Branch Man to Spend Year in Jail for Murder

Robert Napier, Jr.

Charlotte County, VA - A Drakes Branch man will spend 12 months in jail after being convicted of voluntary manslaughter.

50-year-old Robert Napier Jr. will also have to pay a $2,500 fine.

Police say Napier Jr. shot Samuel Styers in the face in May of last year and Styers died a short time later.

It happened outside of a welding shop on West Point Stevens Road in Drakes Branch.

Napier Jr. was originally charged with first-degree murder.

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