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Court Refuses to Reduce Murder Sentence

A Martinsburg man who already had his sentence reduced once for his role in the 2015 murder of a Roaring Spring woman was denied a chance for further reduction by the Pennsylvania State Superior Court.

James Hardwick was 15 years old when he and Deauntay Moye, who was 16 at the time, shot and killed 21-year-old Stephanie Waters in a Woodbury parking lot.

Moye and Hardwick had arranged to meet Waters’ boyfriend at the Woodbury Community Center to purchase marijuana, but Waters showed up instead. Moye shot Waters twice and Hardwick shot Waters’ dog.

Moye and Hardwick then took Waters’ car, with...


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