Election Day Murder Suspect Gets 50 Years

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One of the two men charged in the 2012 Election Day murders in Huntington has been sentenced to the maximum time in prison.

In October, Rocky Williams, 19, of Huntington, entered a Kennedy plea to second-degree murder and a guilty plea to second-degree robbery in the case.

Thursday during a hearing in Cabell County Circuit Court, Williams was sentenced to 40 years on the murder plea, and 10 years for the robbery plea. The sentences are to run consecutive.

Williams and Thomas White, 21, of Huntington, were charged with the shooting deaths of Devonte Penn and Darrell Fuqua at a home along Foster Avenue in Huntington on Nov. 6, 2012.

Fuqua, 22, of Detroit, died at the scene. Penn, 17, of Detroit, died about 10 days later at a Huntington Hospital.

White’s case is still pending.

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