- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) - A woman convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a St. Albans resident has been sentenced to spend the rest of her life in prison.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1zI3tIw0) reports a judge sentenced 28-year-old Jessica May Wilson on Thursday in the death of Nancy Burdette Lynch, who was killed during a robbery at her home in January 2014. An autopsy report showed Lynch had been stabbed 19 times.

Wilson has testified 20-year-old Timothy Paul Shafter did the stabbing. Shafer was given the same sentence for first-degree murder in an earlier trial.

Wilson’s attorney had asked for mercy in the case, which would have allowed her to go before a parole board after 15 years in prison. The judge denied the request.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com


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