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Second Marion County man is charged with first-degree murder

FAIRMONT — A second Marion County man was arrested Friday and charged in the death of Josephus Coburn.

Christopher Earl Jones, 23, of Fairmont, is charged with first-degree murder.

First-degree murder is punishable by life in prison.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle, previously told The Dominion Post that Coburn, 34, was found March 24 by a pair of hunters in a wooded area off W.Va. 73, near the Monongalia and Marion county line. His cause of death was a single gunshot wound as determined by a medical examiner in Charleston.

According to a criminal complaint:

Jones helped plan the murder with DeShawn David Glover and helped come up with a story  that would get Coburn to the location where Glover murdered him — a secluded area just north of Fairmont.

Jones also provided the weapon used in the murder, according to the complaint.

Glover, 20, of Worthington, was arrested March 27 and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Coburn on March 14.