Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 6, 2013

Sentencing delayed for man convicted in 2009 Bluefield murder

PRINCETON — Sentencing was delayed today in Mercer County Circuit Court for a man convicted of first-degree murder in May 2012.

Corey Christopher Samuel, 29, was scheduled to be sentenced before Judge William Sadler. Samuel was convicted on May 23, 2012 of first-degree murder with mercy for shooting 27-year-old Dwayne Steptoe outside a Bluefield nightclub on Sept. 13, 2009.

The prosecution needed more time to study the defendant’s motion for a new trial, according to information at the Mercer County Circuit Clerk’s Office. A new hearing was scheduled for Feb. 20.

Samuel is being held at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.

For more about case and the sentencing, read Thursday’s Daily Telegraph or visit


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