Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 8, 2013

Sentencing continues for ex-Franklin deputy

DUBLIN, Va. — A former Franklin County sheriff’s deputy faces up to life in prison for the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and the wounding of a Virginia State Police sergeant.

Media outlets report 34-year-old Jonathan Agee’s sentencing hearing lasted more than seven hours Tuesday and was to resume Wednesday in Roanoke Circuit Court.

Agee pleaded no contest in January in Roanoke to first-degree murder in Jennifer Agee’s shooting. It occurred on Memorial Day 2011 in the parking lot of a convenience store in Roanoke.

He also pleaded no contest in Montgomery County in January to charges related to the wounding of former State Police Sgt. Matthew Brannock during a chase on Interstate 81 shortly after the Roanoke shooting.

Sentencing in both cases is being decided by Roanoke Circuit Judge Charlie Dorsey.


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