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Court Upholds Woman's Life Sentence in Fatal Stabbing

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The West Virginia Supreme Court has rejected a woman's request to have her life sentence thrown out for her role in killing another woman.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports court justices denied an attempt Thursday by Jessica May Wilson to reduce or reject her sentence on a first-degree murder charge.

Wilson was sentenced in 2015 to life in prison without parole in the 2014 death of St. Albans resident Nancy Burdette Lynch.

Jessica May Wilson's lawyers argued a plea deal with prosecutors was breached when prosecutors gave details about the crime before she was sentenced.

But justices said that prosecutors did nothing wrong and were just explaining the facts of the case to a judge before Wilson was sentenced.


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