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Wilson found not competent for trial

By Staff reports

A woman charged with murder in the death of a St. Albans woman earlier this year was found incompetent to stand trial, according to prosecutors.

Jessica May Wilson, 28, was indicted on murder and first-degree robbery charges in the death of Nancy Burdette Lynch.

Police said Wilson and Timothy Paul Shafer, 29, took turns stabbing Lynch, 66, to death in her home before stealing two cars and jewelry in early January.

Shafer is also charged with murder and first-degree robbery. They both also face charges of conspiracy, burglary and grand larceny. Megan Marie Hughes, 28, of St. Albans, is charged with conspiracy, burglary, grand larceny and accessory to murder after the fact.

Hughes and Shafer still have a July 14 trial date.

Assistant Kanawha County Prosecutor James Bailey said that Wilson was evaluated by Dr. Ralph Smith. Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom sent her to the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston for treatment, Bailey said.


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