Journy Lee Snead

Journy Lee Snead

Sentencing for a Halifax man guilty of killing his grandfather was continued Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court until 1 p.m. on June 28.

A 12-person jury equally comprised of men and women deliberated for a little less than three hours in March before finding Journy Lee Snead guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his grandfather, Floyd Leslie Crider.

The jury recommended Snead serve 20 years in prison for the murder of Crider, which occurred at their home located on Sweeney Trail on July 19.

Jurors also convicted Snead of one count of child cruelty in connection with the incident and recommended a sentence of two years for that charge.

Snead had been scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday before it was continued to June 28.