Jury splits on mercy recommendation for convicted killers

Kenneth McCoy, left, and Jessica Roberts

PARKERSBURG — A jury that convicted two people of murder on Tuesday reached a decision Wednesday on mercy.

Jessica Roberts, 27, and Kenneth McCoy, 34, were found guilty of the Dec. 11, 2017, murder of Penni Curtis.

The jury on Wednesday determined McCoy will not receive mercy, meaning he will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. It determined Roberts will receive mercy, making her eligible for parole.

After a trial lasting six days, the jury found the two guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit a criminal offense, robbery in the first degree, burglary and grand larceny.

Read the full story in The News and Sentinel on Thursday


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