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Men convicted in shooting death of veteran will also face recidivism trial

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men convicted of the Sept. 2012 fatal shooting of a Purple Heart recipient outside a Martinsburg bar have been scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 3.

But before that, Christopher Wyche, 24, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Rashaun Boyd, 31, of Hagerstown, Md., will have to stand for a recidivism trial.

Wyche and Boyd were found guilty in January of numerous felony charges related to the shooting death of Iraq War veteran Samson Edmond of Mississippi. Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games Neely has since filed a motion that alleges the men were each convicted of two or more felonies in previous cases.

Games-Neely said conviction on the so-called ‘three strikes you’re out” provision could mean life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Wyche will be standing trial for recidivism June 12, and Boyd, July 27.

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