UPSHUR, COUNTY, W.Va. — A Weston man charged in connection with another man’s death has plead guilty.
Robert Eugene Siron, III, 31, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempting to conceal a dead body Wednesday as part of a plea agreement in Upshur County court.
Judge Kurt W. Hall accepted the agreement in exchange for testimony and statements against Siron’s co-defendants Jesse Lee Heater and Rodolpho Correa Villagomez.
Siron was originally indicted for first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempting to conceal a dead body, and conspiracy in the death of Joshua Oberg. The charges not part of the plea agreement were dismissed.
Oberg, 29, went missing in January 2010. According to a criminal complaint, Siron told a confidential informant that he and Heater killed Oberg as part of a planned attack, and then buried his body at a specific location in Upshur County. A body believed to be Oberg was found in a grave at that location on July 23.
Siron faces 15 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter and an additional one to five years for concealment. Sentencing will be set at a later date.