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Logan County man charged with murder

Hampton’s autopsy results have come back, and Steven Duty’s charges have been upgraded to murder.
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 8:39 AM EDT
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LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Logan County man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a woman named Kelly Hampton.

Sheriff Paul Clemens tells WSAZ that Kelly Hampton died from injuries she suffered at a home in the Mud Fork area in August 2021.

Duty was originally charged with malicious wounding prior to her death.

However, according to the sheriff, Hampton’s autopsy results have come back and Steven Duty’s charges have been upgraded to murder.

“Kelly’s no long with us anymore and no matter what kind of sentence he gets, we’re sentenced to a lifetime of grief,” Hampton’s aunt Michelle Hinkle said.

The autopsy results came back last Thursday, upgrading Duty’s charges to first-degree murder.

The next step for Duty is being arraigned in front of a circuit judge.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Logan County Sheriff’s deputies say a man will face murder charges after a woman has died.

Sheriff Paul Clemens tells WSAZ that Kelly Hampton died from injuries she suffered Saturday at a home in the Mud Fork area.

“I’m just torn up inside,” Kelly’s uncle Terry Shepherd said.

Hampton’s boyfriend, Steven Duty, was originally charged with malicious wounding. Clemens said those charges will be upgraded to murder charges because of Kelly’s death. Clemens says Duty was expected in court on Tuesday.

The sheriff says there is an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday morning. Charges are pending until after the autopsy.

“I feel like he sucked the life out of her,” Kelly’s cousin Heather Artist said.

Kelly’s family is planning a vigil to honor her life. It will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at the state building in Logan County.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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