FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 5/14/19 3:00 p.m.
Austin Mays was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years on a second-degree murder charge in connection to a 2018 shooting, prosecutors confirmed.
Austin Mays, Courtesy: WVRJA
Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Freeman said Mays will be eligible for parole 13 years and four months (1/3 of his sentence) because the crime was committed with a firearm.
Mays pleaded guilty last month to shooting 21-year-old Dustin Myers last May.
UPDATE 4/3/19 3:30 p.m.
Austin Mays pleaded guilty Wednesday to a second-degree murder charge in connection to a May 22 shooting, according to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Freeman.
Mays initially faced a first-degree murder charge for shooting 21-year-old Dustin Myers in May 2018. He was found dead inside a car in Marion County that went over an embankment and into a creek.
Mays was a juvenile when he was arrested and moved to adult court after he turned 18.
His sentencing is scheduled at 9 a.m. on May 14.
ORIGINAL STORY 7/7/18 8:35PM
The suspect charged in the murder of a Fairmont man in May is now getting transferred to adult court.
Marion County prosecuting attorney Jeffrey Freeman confirms Austin Mays was charged by warrant Friday when the judge signed the order transferring his case to adult criminal jurisdiction.
Mays faces a first-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting 21-year-old Dustin Myers in May. Myers was found dead inside a car that went over an embankment into a creek in Marion County.
Mays was a juvenile when he was arrested shortly after the incident and has since turned 18.