FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — An Oak Hill man faces up to 16 years in prison, after being convicted of attempted second-degree murder in Fayette County Court.
Kenneth A. Batey, Jr., 18, was arrested after he reportedly fired a handgun at a moving vehicle on Minden Road in Oak Hill on Dec. 4. According to invesigators, Batey fired six shots at the vehicle after a minor altercation involving the two occupants, who were not injured in the incident.
Batey was convicted March 15 on two felony counts of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of wanton endangerment following a two-day trial in Fayette County Circuit Court.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 30 before Judge Paul Blake, Jr. Batey faces one to three years in prison for each count of attempted second-degree murder and one to five years for each count of wanton endangerment.