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Enhanced sentence sought for woman convicted 2014 slaying

Nasstashia S. Powell

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —┬áThe Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s office hopes to increase the penalties for a woman involved in the 2014 shooting death of 22-year-old Taylor Hawkridge.

A jury found Nasstashia Powell,29, aka Nasstashia Van Camp guilty of second-degree murder back in October.

Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti confirmed that her office has filed a recidivist information to seek a sentence enhancement and negotiations are ongoing.

The enhancement comes from a 2008 conviction for distribution of cocaine.

Powell faces up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced in January.

Delligatti said it is possible to reach an agreement on the recidivist issue prior to trial, which is slated for Nov. 28.


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