CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman charged in the fatal shooting of two people has accepted a plea deal.

News outlets report 39-year-old Misty Ann Rucker pleaded guilty to felony accessory after the fact in a Kanawha County court on Monday. The deal was offered in exchange for cooperation with law enforcement in the case against Rucker’s ex-boyfriend, 42-year-old Bobby Gene Hall.

Hall is charged with offenses including first-degree murder in the February deaths of 55-year-old Timothy Jett and 38-year-old Audrey Short.

Rucker says she threw a gun out a car window that Hall gave her after meeting with Jett and Short. She’s scheduled for sentencing Dec. 6 and could spend up to five years in prison.

Hall goes to trial Nov. 13. News reports didn’t say if he has an attorney.

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