Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 8, 2013

Virginia man gets maximum sentence in death of Bluefield teen

PRINCETON — A Virginia man received the maximum sentence today for his role in the death of a Bluefield teen.

Jacob Thomas, 19, of Pulaski, Va., previously agreed to plead guilty to felony charges of voluntary manslaughter, daytime burglary and conspiracy. Thomas was a juvenile when he participated in the robbery that led to the Jan. 29, 2011 murder 17-year-old Matthew Flack of Bluefield.

Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn imposed the maximum sentence available to him.

Thomas received a determinant sentence of 15 years for voluntary manslaughter; an  indeterminate term of one to 10 years for daytime burglary; and an indeterminate term of one to five years for conspiracy. He was remanded back to the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver.

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