- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Buckhannon man convicted of killing another man in a murder-for-hire case is scheduled to have his appeal heard in the West Virginia Supreme Court next month.

The Exponent Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/1Tb7kGy) the court has docketed 32-year-old Jessie Lee Heater’s case for April 13.

Heater was one of three people charged in the 2012 slaying of 29-year-old Joshua Oberg. Prosecutors say Rodolpho Villagomez Correa paid Heater and Robert Eugene Siron $5,000 to kill Oberg.

Heater, who was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges, is currently serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Correa is serving a 45-year sentence on charges for his role in the killing, and Siron is serving a 15-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and a one-to-five year sentence for conspiracy to conceal a body.

___

Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide