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February sentencing set for suspect in fatal carjacking in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County man has entered a guilty plea for first-degree murder in the 2018 fatal carjacking of Joan Marian Staubs, 86, in Martinsburg.

The Journal was reporting Adam Lee Domer, 38, of Martinsburg entered the plea Friday morning.

Adam Domer

As part of the plea agreement, he could be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 15 years.

Domer admitted to stealing the victim’s car September 2, 2018 and, while doing so, striking her with the car door as he backed away from the scene.

Joan Staubs

The injuries resulted in Staubs’ death on Sept. 7, 2018.

Domer had faced felony charges of murder, first-degree robbery and assault during the commission of a felony.

The robbery and assault charges were dismissed as part of the plea.

Sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 22, 2021 in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

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