Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 26, 2013

Barnes enters guilty plea to murder charge

PRINCETON — A Mercer County man has pled guilty to second-degree murder.

Lorenzo Christopher Barnes, 23, of Princeton, appeared this morning before Mercer Count Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn. Barnes was arrested Feb. 5, 2012, and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jason Hicks, 30, of Princeton. Hick’s body was found Feb. 2, 2012, on North Wickham Avenue. Hicks died as the result of a gunshot wound.

 Barnes could face up to 40 years in prison.

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