CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Ranson, W.Va., man who was charged in the shooting death of a Virginia man last year outside John Brown Elks Club along U.S. 340 south pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday, according to court officials.
Warren Taylor Jr., 22, of Apple Tree Gardens, also pleaded guilty to third-offense domestic battery, which stemmed from a separate case, according to Jefferson County Circuit Court records.
An emotional Taylor made the plea in Circuit Court. He faces up to 40 years in prison for the murder charge and one to five years in prison for the domestic battery violation, court officials said.
Taylor was accused of killing Kim Flynn, 32, of Front Royal, Va., who was shot while sitting in a car that was leaving the Elks Club parking lot on Nov. 14. The shooting occurred after an argument between Flynn and another person, according to court records. The argument occurred when Flynn and another person bumped into each other at the club, court records said.