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Richmond man makes plea deal in woman's death

Monday - 7/28/2014, 10:00am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Richmond man has agreed to plead guilty in the slaying of a woman during an argument.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1rR30Nx) reports Jamarr R. Hursey agreed to a deal Friday in which he would receive a 20-year prison term for pleading guilty to second-degree murder. He had been charged with first-degree murder.

Richmond Prosecutor Sharon Carr says Hursey struck 20-year-old Samantha Myers at least 20 times in the head with a hammer. Police found Myers' body in a ravine March 24.

Carr says Hursey and his girlfriend, Selena Y. Hairston, were arguing with Myers about Myers' Social Security checks.

Hairston was sentenced this month to 17 years after entering an Alford plea to second-degree murder.

Myers' stepsister, Yvette Hairston, faces charges of concealing a dead body and destroying evidence.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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