Morgan County man guilty of murder

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Morgan County man faces between 10-40 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder in connection with the August 2014 fatal stabbing of Justin Buell.

The jury also found Wesley McCoy, 25, of Berkeley Springs, guilty of misdemeanor counts of destruction of property and brandishing.

Police said at the time of the incident that Buell was pronounced dead at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs Aug. 19, 2014 after being stabbed once in the left side of his neck with a hunting-style knife.

McCoy is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 29.

The jury reached the verdict at about 7:20 p.m. Monday.

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