- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A judge in Charleston has rejected a woman’s bid to have her guilty plea to first-degree murder thrown out.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica May Wilson was sentenced in May to life in prison without parole in the 2014 death of St. Albans resident Nancy Burdette Lynch.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/1OCzG6t) reports Wilson’s attorneys asked a Kanawha County judge to throw out her guilty plea. Her attorneys claimed a plea deal with prosecutors was breached when prosecutors gave details about the crime before she was sentenced.

Circuit Judge Duke Bloom upheld the sentence Wednesday, saying that prosecutors did not influence his decision.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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