CASWELL COUNTY JURY FINDS MAN GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED MURDER
Andre Lamar Kennedy Sentenced to a Minimum of 25 Years in Prison
Yanceyville - On September 30, 2021, a Caswell County Jury found Andre Lamar Kennedy, 27, guilty of one count of Attempted First-Degree Murder, one count of Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, and one count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Forsyth County Superior Court Judge L. Todd Burke, presiding over Caswell County Superior Court, sentenced Kennedy to consecutive sentences of a minimum of 206 months (17 years 2 months) to a maximum of 260 months (21 years 8 Months) for the Attempted Murder and a minimum of 95 months (7 years 11 months) to a maximum of 126 Months (10 years 6 Months) for the Robbery and the Assault. Under North Carolina law, Kennedy will have to serve a minimum of 25 years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections before he is eligible for release.
In the early morning hours of November 9th, 2017, Caswell County Sheriff’s Office responded to Kerr Chapel Rd. in Elon in reference to a man being shot. Through a professional and thorough investigation, the Sheriff’s Office was able to determine that Andre Kennedy met the victim on social media under a pseudonym and then lured the victim under false pretenses to meet Kennedy in Burlington. When the victim arrived, Kennedy and another man got into the vehicle and directed the victim to drive to an undisclosed location in Caswell County. They then robbed the victim at gunpoint. Kennedy then shot the victim in the back of the head and left him for dead on the side of road. The perpetrators then fled in the victim’s car. The victim in this case miraculously survived and was able to give a statement to law enforcement. While the victim didn’t know Kennedy’s real name, he was able to provide law enforcement with photos of Kennedy and a valid phone number for him. With the help of the Greensboro Police Department, investigators were able to identify the suspect as Andre Lamar Kennedy of Burlington, NC. Three weeks prior to this event, Andre Kennedy committed a similar robbery in Greensboro. He was later convicted of that robbery in Guilford County.
District Attorney Jason Ramey said: “I commend Sheriff Tony Durden, Lead Investigator Vince Corbett, Sergeant Preston Halstead, Corporal Brian Shuler, and Assistant District Attorneys Meghan Lock and Matt Cockman for their outstanding work in delivering justice for the victim of this horrific crime. I also want to commend the victim for his courage throughout this whole ordeal. I hope that Kennedy’s lengthy prison sentence brings the victim some sense of closure. I would also like to thank the Caswell County EMS, the Greensboro Police Department, and Special Agent Kevin Jones and the State Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in this case.”