LESTER'S NEW DEAL Sean Lester Reportedly Reaches New Federal Plea Deal
Reported by: Patrick McMurtry
Web Producer: Patrick McMurtry
Reported: Nov. 1, 2012 8:20 AM EDT
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 9:16 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The man convicted in one of the Kanawha sniper killings has reportedly reached a new deal that would settle his federal gun charges if approved by a federal judge.
Sean Lester's original deal was rejected by U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver because the judge didn't think the terms of the deal were harsh enough, according to a report in the Charleston Gazette. When that deal was rejected, it raised questions on how it would affect his conviction in the sniper case.
Under that deal, Lester would have received a 20-year federal sentence that would run concurrent to the time served in the state's sentence in the sniper case.
Lester pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Jeannie Patton, but charges he killed Gary Carrier Jr. and Okey Meadows were dropped.
According to reports, the U.S. Attorney's Office has requested a new court date to present a new plea deal.
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