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Quinn Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

By Staff | Oct 28, 2016

Jessica Dawn Quinn, 38, of Paden City was sentenced this morning to 20 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter and wanton endangerment.

This is the maximum sentence Quinn could receive for the offenses.

Quinn pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment and voluntary manslaughter, a lesser charge, on July 20.

She was originally charged with murder and wanton endangerment by the September 2015 grand jury. These charges stemmed from the June 2015 shooting, and death, of Kevin Thompson, Jr.

Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught had previously said that the state would be recommending that Quinn be sentenced to the maximum on both charges, 15 for voluntary manslaughter and five for wanton endangerment.

Haught had said that the victim’s parents had agreed to the plea “as opposed to risking a jury trial.”