A Minersville man will spend the next 7½ to 20 years for his involvement in a 2015 homicide in Pottsville.
Adriell Chambers, 44, was found guilty for his part in the murder of Dat Huynh. Chambers was sentenced earlier this week.
The sentencing took place in Schuylkill County Court on Wednesday, where Chambers was handed his punishment.
Chambers pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree murder and burglary in April. Along with the jail sentence, Chambers will be on for an additional 20 years for the burglary charge.
The case, which was a cooperative effort between the Pottsville Police Department and the Office of Attorney General, was brought against Chambers following an extensive investigation. The investigation found Chambers and an accomplice followed Huynh on the morning of March 2, 2015. Later that day, Huynh was murdered in his girlfriend’s Pottsville residence.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry expressed her appreciation to the teams that worked on the case following sentencing.
“Thanks to the hard work of the investigators, prosecutors, and our law enforcement partners, Adriell Chambers was brought to justice today for his role in the murder of Dat Huynh,” she said.
The case was initially referred to the Office of Attorney General in 2019 by the Schuylkill County District Attorney’s Office. In 2021, a Grand Jury presented a report that outlined Chamber’s involvement in the crime.
Using cellphone data, investigators determined that Chambers and his co-conspirator were in the area at the time of Huynh’s murder. Surveillance footage also placed the two men in a vehicle near the crime scene during the fatal shooting.
Witnesses confirmed seeing two individuals fleeing the scene in the vehicle immediately after the incident. Cash was found missing from Huynh’s residence after the murder.
The successful prosecution of the case was achieved by the combined efforts of Senior Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Buck and Deputy Attorney General Philip McCarthy.