UPDATE: Clarksburg man receives life sentence for murdering Ohio woman

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A  Clarksburg man found guilty of murdering an Ohio woman was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Daniel Amsler was sentenced to life in prison by Judge James Matish for murdering Keyairy Wilson in Clarksburg in March 2017.

Amsler, along with Elizabeth Jenkins and Warren Hall, planned to rob Wilson, according to court documents, and during the robbery, Jenkins shot Wilson with a pistol, killing her. The trio, then, transported Wilson’s body to Barbour County to dispose of it, police said.

A jury found Amsler guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery after a four-day trial that began in July.

Amsler’s attorneys filed a motion for an acquittal and a new trial because they said Amsler did not commit robbery the night of Wilson’s death. Matish denied the motion Monday and sentenced Amsler to life in prison on the murder charge and ordered that his sentence for the conspiracy to commit robbery charge run consecutively. 

Matish decided in February to separate the trio’s trials instead of trying them as co-defendants. In March, Jenkins was found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to life without parole, and Hall pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery. As part of his plea deal, Hall agreed to testify against Jenkins and Amsler.

Hall is set to be sentenced Tuesday.

Wilson’s father spoke at Amsler’s sentencing Monday and said he forgave Amsler, Hall and Jenkins but that he wanted all of them to spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

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