Ohio Man Sentenced In Slaying Of W.Va. Minister

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wayne, W.Va. (AP) -- An army deserter from Ohio has received a 160-year prison sentence for his role in the slaying of a West Virginia minister.

Wayne circuit judge Darrell Pratt sentenced Stephen Wilson of Cincinnati on Monday to 40 years for second-degree murder and 120 years for first-degree robbery.

A jury convicted the 21-year-old Cincinnati man in December.

Wilson is one of two men convicted of robbing and killing the Rev. Mark McCalla in June 2008 at a Beech Fork gun range.

Daniel Smith of Newport News, Va., is serving a life sentence with the chance for parole for first-degree murder and 90 years for first-degree robbery.

The army has said Wilson and Smith went absent without leave from Fort Drum in New York in May 2008.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Roger Location: Williamstown on Mar 16, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    Just two more reasons why W.Va. should have swift, legal executions. What are our state law makers doing?
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