Sentencings in connection with Mumaw death set for Monday

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Two men charged in the fatal July 2016 shooting of a West Virginia University student are set to be sentenced Monday in Jefferson County.

Malakye Boyd, 19, and Rakeem Newman, 22, both of Charles Town, were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first- degree robbery stemming from the death of Ryan Mumaw, 21.

Both defendants face a life sentence in prison on the murder charge.

A jury recommended back in August that mercy be attached to the verdict in Boyd’s case, meaning he would be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.

There was no mercy recommendation for Newman, the shooter in the July incident that investigators said was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

Co-defendants Tayjuhn Coble and Braden Fitzgerald plead guilty to charges stemming from the incident.

Coble was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this month.

Fitzgerald is to be sentenced Nov. 3.

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