- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A 43-year-old Charleston man has pleaded guilty to murder, admitting he fatally shot his sister in December 2014.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that an attempted murder charge against Glenn Skidmore was dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

He was accused of shooting his nephew at the Charleston residence and fleeing in Michelle Skidmore’s car with guns he stole from the home.

In court Monday, Jonathan Skidmore told his uncle they were trying to help him get back on their feet and he shot them “just for money.”

Glenn Skidmore apologized.

Kanawha Circuit Judge James Stucky sentenced him to life in prison with mercy.

He could be eligible for parole after 15 years.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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