- Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - An Oak Hill man will serve five years in prison for his role in a 2014 fire that killed two women.

The Register-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2kuszov) Fayette County prosecutor Larry Harrah says 29-year-old Jonathan Lee Jones was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

Jones and 57-year-old William Dixon Sr. were both charged in connection with the March 2014 house fire. Deputies said Cheryl Ward and Jamie Castillo both died from injuries sustained during the blaze.

Harrah says Jones testified that Dixon struck one of the females in the head and started the fire in the living room of the house. It’s unclear what Jones’ involvement was.

Harrah says Dixon’s trial date hasn’t been set yet due to a medical condition.


Information from: The Register-Herald, https://www.register-herald.com

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