Sentencing set in Upshur murder-for-hire case

BUCKHANNON (AP) — An August sentencing is set for a Buckhannon man convicted of killing another man in a murder-for-hire case.

Jessie Lee Heater is one of three people charged in the 2012 slaying of 29-year-old Joshua Oberg of Buckhannon.

Media outlets report that an Upshur County jury convicted Heater of first-degree murder, concealed of a human body and two conspiracy charges last week.

Heater faces life in prison without possibility of parole when he’s sentenced Aug. 14.

Police say co-defendant Rodolpho Villagomez Correa paid Heater $5,000 to kill Oberg.

The 33-year-old Correa is scheduled to stand trial in July. Another co-defendant, 31-year-old Robert Eugene Siron III of Weston, is serving 16 years in prison after pleading guilty last December to voluntary manslaughter and conspiracy to conceal a body.

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