Boone woman gets life in man's slaying
MADISON, W.Va. -- A Boone County woman has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole for killing a 71-year-old man in a drug-fueled scheme.
Media outlets report 22-year-old Maura Perry of Hamlin was sentenced Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court for a first-degree murder conviction.
Perry pleaded guilty last month in the September 2012 shooting death of Jimmie Cooper of Peytona.
Investigators say that after the shooting, Perry stole items from Cooper's home and sold them to support her drug habit.
Perry will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years.