W.Va. Man Sentenced To Death In Va Slaying

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Norfolk, Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia man has been sentenced to death after being convicted of killing a sailor in a murder-for-hire plot.

U.S. District judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Norfolk handed down the sentence for 38-year-old David Anthony Runyon of Morgantown, W.Va., on Friday.

A jury found Runyon guilty of capital murder in the 2007 shooting death of Ensign Cory Allen Voss in Newport News.

Runyon was hired by Voss' wife and her boyfriend to kill Voss so the lovers could be together and collect $500,000 in insurance money.

Catherina Voss and Michael Anthony Eric Draven were previously sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the plot.

Runyon's attorney says he plans to appeal.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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