West Virginia man pleads guilty for role in slaying

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Raleigh County man has admitted his role in the death of a Charleston man whose body was found in a shallow grave.

Twenty-six-year-old Deveron Patterson of Mabscott pleaded guilty Friday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Kareem Hunter.

Media outlets report the Patterson told a judge he helped assault Hunter, carried him and put him in the trunk of a car.

Hunter’s body was discovered near an abandoned house near Beckley in October, more than a month after he was last seen in Marmet.

Patterson will be sentenced Nov. 13. Co-defendant Miguel Quinones of Charleston is set for trial Oct. 27.

Kelsey Marie Legg of Marmet previously was sentenced to up to eight years in prison for her role in the case.

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