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20-year-old man pleads guilty to 2013 double slaying at Hampton skate park

20-year-old man pleads guilty to 2013 double slaying at Hampton skate park

A 20-year-old Hampton man pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday for killing two men at close range at a Hampton skate park on New Year’s Eve nearly four years ago.

Jordyn M. Charity — who was 16 at the time of the crime — was expected to go to trial next week in the Dec. 31, 2013 slayings of 21-year-old Donivan K. Walker Jr. and 20-year-old Kenneth “Jake” Wilson in an incident that began with an argument over BMX bike parts.

The guilty plea will avoid a five-day jury trial that was expected to begin Monday in Hampton Circuit Court.

Charity pleaded guilty without a plea deal, nor with any agreement as to sentencing. He faces 20 years to life on...