- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A West Virginia man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the January stabbing of a Baltimore man in Cumberland.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports (https://bit.ly/29REj4d ) that 32-year-old Jason Wilt of Keyser, West Virginia, struck the plea deal Tuesday in Allegany County Circuit Court. Prosecutors dropped seven other charges including armed robbery and first-degree assault.

A co-defendant, 28-year-old Erika Dersin of Cumberland, is scheduled for trial on Aug. 17.

The victim, 25-year-old Rhyshon Smith, was found bleeding and unconscious along Route 51 just south of Cumberland on Jan. 27.

Police say the couple conspired to rob Smith and had picked him up in Wilt’s vehicle earlier in the day in Cumberland.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, https://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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