Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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August 29, 2013

Jury finds Mercer County man guilty of voluntary manslaughter in Bluefield shooting

PRINCETON — A jury found a Mercer County man guilty Thursday of a lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a 23-year-old Montcalm man.

 David Reasby, 35, of Bluefield was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Derek Tabor, 23, of Montcalm. Tabor was shot Aug. 20, 2012, outside of a Fourth Street home in Bluefield.

A jury deliberated for six hours and 45 minutes over a period of two days before coming back with the guilty verdict on the lesser included charge of voluntary manslaughter. The jury found Reasby not guilty on the conspiracy charge.

Reasby faces a possible sentence of three to 15 years.

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