Two Teenagers Charged With Murder Of Skylar Neese
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on May 01, 2013 @ 3:40PM
Created on May 01, 2013 @ 12:44PM
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Federal officials say charges have been filed against two teenagers implicated in the death and disappearance of Star City teen Skylar Neese.
United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II and the Monongalia County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 16 year-old Rachel Shoaf of Morgantown was charged Wednesday with the murder of Neese. During her appearance in the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, Shoaf pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder after agreeing to be transferred to adult status. According to court documents, Shoaf pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Neese. She is in custody awaiting sentencing.
The remains of 16 year-old Skylar Neese were found in Wayne Township, Pa., in January. She was reported missing last July after sneaking out of her family's apartment. Neese was initially considered a runaway, but her parents soon suspected she was abducted.
Charges are pending against a second juvenile who is currently in custody in Monongalia County. Due to the nature of the proceedings, no further information is available at this time. The charges filed were the result of a continuing joint state and federal investigation conducted by the Star City Police, the West Virginia State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies.
The cases now pending will be prosecuted by Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Marcia Ashdown and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Perri Jo DeChristopher.
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