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Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for 2016 murder

Created on:   Wed, Feb 7, 2018   1:13 PM

Last modified:   Wed, Feb 7, 2018   1:15 PM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — Lemir Baker-Moore will spend up to 40 years in prison for killing a man along High Street in August 2016.

On Feb. 7, Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Moore, 22, who previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The state asked for the maximum, 40-year prison sentence, where the defense asked for the minimum 10 years or for the sentenced to be suspended in lieu of time at the Anthony Center for youthful offenders.

In August 2016, Morgantown Police went to the area along High Street, near the Dollar General, for the reported shooting.

Morgantown Police Detective Ben Forsythe testified at a preliminary hearing that Baker-Moore, along with David Annonio and another friend, went to the store to buy cigarettes. A disagreement with Howard Green started, and Green and Annonio got into a fight.

While on the ground, Green kicked Annonio and a gun fell from Annonio. Baker-Moore picked up the gun and shot Green multiple times. The victim was struck once in the forehead, three times in the chest, twice in the legs and once in the hip, Forsythe said. Police found 11 bullet casings at the scene.