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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2012
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. A Virginia man convicted of killing a woman and her 3-year-old son before setting their apartment on fire in 2010 was sentenced Monday to consecutive life sentences plus an additional 20 years in prison. Antonio Prophet, 36, of Lorton, Va., was found guilty in July of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in the deaths of Angela Devonshire, 22, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and her son, Andre White. Prophet, who insisted he was innocent at his sentencing hearing, was given the maximum sentence by presiding 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes, who cited at least two prior felony convictions among Prophet's “extensive” criminal history dating to 1994.
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NEWS
February 24, 2012
A woman and her 1-year-old daughter were airlifted to Fairfax Inova Hospital, and another man was injured Thursday evening in a three-vehicle crash in Charles Town, W.Va., the Charles Town Police Department said in a news release. Katie Danner, 20, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., suffered internal injuries, as well as facial and skull fractures in the crash that occurred about 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Crosswinds Drive, Officer Doug Bird said Friday night. Danner was in flown from the scene with her daughter, Masie Ramsey, who was discharged from the hospital later Thursday night, Bird said.
NEWS
August 1, 2008
Boaters pull a water-skier down the Potomac River on Thursday evening near Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
A Morgan County, W.Va., man drowned Sunday while fishing in Sleepy Creek Lake. Read the full story in Monday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
August 28, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday signed a resolution supporting the widening of W.Va. 9 to a four-lane highway. The resolution was similar to one passed recently by the Berkeley County Commission, said Commissioner Gregory Lance. Commissioner Edgar Ridgeway opposed the resolution, Lance said.
NEWS
September 28, 1998
GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - Police are investigating an accident in which a Great Cacapon man was killed on Saturday, according the Morgan County Sheriff's Department. Dwight Arthur Mechem, 20, apparently was lying on W.Va. 9 outside of Great Cacapon when he was struck by a car driven by James Edward Youngblood Jr., age unavailable, of Great Cacapon, according to Chief Deputy Ronald McIntire. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death, McIntire said. Youngblood has not been cited, he said.
NEWS
August 25, 2009
Virginia "Ginny" Kief, who says she's "73 and holding!," of Martinsburg, W.Va., was congratulated Monday on 33 years of service at the West Virginia Division of Tourism's Interstate 81 welcome center south of Inwood, W.Va. Kief is retiring on Aug. 30. Berkeley County Commissioner Anthony J. "Tony" Petrucci and Martinsburg City Councilman Richard Yauger read congratulatory resolutions and Division of Tourism Commissioner Betty Carver presented remarks on behalf of Gov. Joe Manchin.
NEWS
August 7, 2005
A 43-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., woman is featured in the August 2005 edition of Oprah Winfrey's magazine. Lana Spence is one of 10 women featured in vignettes about their backgrounds and struggles with weight loss, confidence and their lives. Read the full story in Monday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
June 10, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Piedmont Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Perennial plants, including herbs, will be sold.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
A Martinsburg, W.Va., boy was killed on his 16th birthday Wednesday when the vehicle in which he was riding struck a tree on Welltown Road in Berkeley County. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
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