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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Revenge Slaying

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    A Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday to a 2016 revenge killing.

    DiJuan Marquie Clark, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and use of firearm in the commission of a murder in connection with the shooting of 23-year-old Saquan E. Hall in Alexandria July 2.

    At 3:30 a.m. that day, Hall went to First Street and North Patrick Street to meet someone, according to the commonwealth's attorney's office. Clark fired multiple shots Hall as he ran, striking Hall in the back.

    Clark then shot Hall in the head as he lay on the ground, according to the commonwealth's attorney's office.

    The investigation found Clark believed Hall was responsible for his brother Pierre Clark's death just weeks before, according to the commonwealth's attorney's office.

    "The motive for this murder was apparently the oldest motive known to man: Revenge," Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter said.

    "Citizens cannot be allowed to resort to self-help and violence to redress perceived injuries," Porter added.

    Clark faces 5-to-40 years in prison on the murder charge and 3 years in prison on the firearms charge. Sentencing was scheduled for June 15.