- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Raleigh County man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the death of a Charleston man.

Media outlets report 26-year-old Deveron Patterson of Mabscott was sentenced Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court for first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Kareem Hunter. Patterson was given mercy, meaning he could be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.

Patterson had testified he helped assault Hunter, carried him and put him in the trunk of a car. Hunter’s body was discovered in a shallow grave near an abandoned house near Beckley in October 2013.

Co-defendant Miguel Quinones of Charleston is set for trial in February.

Kelsey Marie Legg of Marmet previously was sentenced to up to eight years in prison for her role in the case.


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