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Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for role in plot to kill Buckhannon resident


BUCKHANNON, West Virginia — A man will spend 45 years in prison for his role in a plot to kill a Buckhannon resident.

Media outlets report that Rodolpho Villagomez Correa received the maximum 40-year sentence for second-degree murder on Tuesday in Upshur County Circuit Court. He also was sentenced to five years on a conspiracy charge. The sentences are to run concurrently.

Correa had pleaded guilty last November.

Prosecutors say Correa paid Jessie Lee Heater and Robert Eugene Siron $5,000 to kill 29-year-old Joshua Oberg in 2012. Oberg's body was found in a shallow grave in a remote area of Upshur County.

Heater is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole. Siron is serving a 15-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter and a one-to-five year sentence for conspiracy to conceal a body.

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