WAYNE, W.Va. — A Wayne County woman will be sentenced in March for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the November 2011 death of her boyfriend.

It’s a lesser charge for Sara Worstell, 22, of Ceredo who was originally indicted for murder in November 2012, a year after Michael Meachem, 22, was found unresponsive in an apartment in Ceredo.

He later died at a Huntington hospital.  According to an autopsy report, the cause of death was positional asphyxiation or suffocation.

Following his death, Worstell told investigators Meachem was intoxicated at the time and she had him in a choke hold.

Worstell’s murder trial was scheduled to start later this month, instead, she’ll be sentenced on March 21.


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  • Wow

    Why.....I know they stated too much info was leaked but she sits back and laughs about it!! She has always been trouble and always will be. Hopefully....she'll face jail time of some sort. Sad.

  • jay zoom

    another reason we need the death penalty in this state. choking an intoxicated (drunk) person give me a break