Lexington man sentenced to 24 years

David Gerald Means was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday for the murder of Jamal Covington and for injuring his teenage son in 2008.

Means pleaded guilty in July to murder, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kimberly Henderson Baird recommended a total of 24 years on the three charges.

Means, 32, shot Covington, 35, and his then 18-year-old son on the 2800 block of Snow Road on May 17, 2008. Covington was pronounced dead in a small parking lot behind an apartment building. His son was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

When he pleaded guilty, Means said he had gotten into an argument with Covington's son, Brandon, and that two had been fighting on and off.

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