- 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

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