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Date: 11-19-2022

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State of West Virginia v. Anthony Yester

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Court: Circuit Court, Masons County, West Virginia

Plaintiff's Attorney: Mason County Prosecuting Attorney

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Description: Point Pleasant, West Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with voluntary manslaughter and concealment of a deceased human body.

Anthony Yester, of Leon, West Virginia was accused of killing Paul Wesley Matheny, age 41, also of Leon.

Yester's girlfriend got into an argument with Matheny. Yester grabbed a gun and shot it out of the home toward the porch killing him.

Yester then tried to hide the dead man's body.

West Virginia Code §61-2-4. Voluntary manslaughter; penalty.

Voluntary manslaughter shall be punished by a definite term of imprisonment in the penitentiary which is not less than three nor more than fifteen years. A person imprisoned pursuant to the provisions of this section is not eligible for parole prior to having served a minimum of three years of his or her sentence or the minimum period required by the provisions of section thirteen, article twelve, chapter sixty-two, whichever is greater.

§ 18.2-323.02. Prohibition against concealment of dead body; penalty.

Any person who transports, secretes, conceals or alters a dead body, as defined in § 32.1-249, with malicious intent and to prevent detection of an unlawful act or to prevent the detection of the death or the manner or cause of death is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

Outcome: Defendant was found guilty.

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