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Woman Avoids Murder Charge

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

A woman from Huntington is now going to prison for killing a man down by the floodwall.

30-year-old Jessica Watkins took a plea agreement Wednesday to avoid a murder charge.

Watkins is now guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors say she will serve eight years in prison.

However, she will be eligible for parole in three years.

And she will get credit for the year she has already served waiting for this court date.

Watkins and her husband were accused of killing Ronald Adkins with a beer bottle.

Her husband, Jonathan, is still facing those charges.


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