Braxton County man sentenced for August 2020 fatal shooting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Braxton County man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 33-year-old male.

Caleb James Sidun, 24, of Sutton, received a life sentence for murdering Dustin John Allman in August 2020. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

Sidun fatally shot Allman, 33, of Jane Lew, at a Jane Lew apartment. Authorities said Allman’s body was later found in the burned remains of a home near Jane Lew Elementary School.

Sidun will also serve 20 years for setting the home on fire and burning Allman’s remains.

He will be eligible for parole for the first-degree murder conviction in 15 years.

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