Suspect Pleads Guilty in Charleston Murder Case

By: Anna Baxter, WV MetroNews Email
By: Anna Baxter, WV MetroNews Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman charged in the death of a man from Kanawha County says she will help solve the murder of Kareem Hunter.

Kelsey Legg pleaded guilty Friday to accessory after the fact and concealing a dead body during a hearing on Friday.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies believe Hunter was killed in Legg's apartment in Marmet and then his body was buried in a shallow grave near Beckley in Raleigh County.

During her plea hearing, Legg testified, "I witnessed two men murder Kareem Hunter. I helped clean up the mess."

Hunter's family was not happy with the outcome of Friday's hearing. His family was emotional during the hearing and some of them left the courtroom.

"There's no evidence that this defendant was involved, in any way, in actually committing the murder. She was involved but, in order to catch that person, this [plea] had to happen. That's just the bottom line," Plants stressed.

Plants says he understands why the victim's family was upset, but at the end of the day the goal is to find the person or persons who actually committed the murder.

"This agreement was to build a case against the person who actually committed this murder. This is still an on-going investigation and this was a huge step forward, in solving this murder," Plants said.

Legg faces eight years in prison when she is sentenced on April 28. Until her sentencing, Legg will be on home confinement.

Plants would not comment on any other suspects. He says it's still an ongoing investigation.


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