CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Berkeley County man has been sentenced in connection to the death of a Kearneysville woman after a robbery attempt.

Mark Carter Jr., 30 of Kearneysville, was sentenced to life in prison Monday on charges of first degree murder, felony conspiracy and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

The sentences will run consecutively. Carter will have the possibility of parole in 15 years.


Mark Carter Jr, 30 of Bunker Hill.

Carter was convicted of killing Christina Crawford, 27, on August 16, 2018.

“Crawford was thrown from a truck operated by Carter at the intersection of Hidden Hollow Drive and Route 51 resulting in traumatic injuries to her head,” said Jefferson County Prosecutor Matthew Harvey.

Carter then fled the scene. Crawford died fifteen days later.

The trial for a co-defendant, identified as Shannon Mills, will begin on July 10.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Adam Ward and Greg Jones. The investigation was handled by West Virginia State Police.

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