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L-R: Azontay Vontavious Sherrill and Quinton Que'shon Kasey
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Two Defendants Enter Guilty Pleas In Murder Case, Sentenced To Minimum Of 15 Years

Two men charged in connection to a 2019 murder have entered guilty pleas and received minimum 15 year prison sentences. On Monday (December 12) Azontay Vontavious Sherrill and Quinton Que’shon Kasey both pleaded guilty in Iredell County Superior Court to second-degree murder and attempted murder.

On June 21, 2019 the Statesville Police Department responded to a call at an address on Deaton Street in reference to a person being shot. Upon arrival to the scene, officers found the victim, 24-year-old Marcus Moore, in the yard suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital where he passed away as a result of his injuries. During the investigation, it was discovered that Timothy Moore, the brother of Marcus Moore, was also shot but did not sustain life threatening injuries.

Marcus Moore
Courtesy of Rutlege & Bigham Mortuary

The Criminal Investigations Division obtained warrants for then 18-year-old Azontay Vontavious Sherrill and then 19-year-old Quinton Que’shon Kasey for the homicide of Marcus Moore. Sherrill was apprehended on June 22, 2019, and Kasey was apprehended on June 23, 2019.

Following their guilty pleas Monday, both men received active sentences of 180 months to 220 months or 15 years to 18 years, four months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.