WVa man faces murder-for-hire in sailor's death

WVa man faces murder-for-hire in sailor's death

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on June 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 3:29 PM

NORFOLK (AP) -- A West Virginia man charged with being the triggerman in a murder-for-hire plot is going on trial in federal court in Norfolk.

David Runyon of Morgantown, W.Va., and co-defendant Michael Draven of Newport News will be tried together on charges of conspiracy to commit murder for hire and several other counts.

Prosecutors say Draven and Catherina Voss of Newport News hired Runyon to kill Voss' husband, 30-year-old Navy ensign Cory Voss.

Police say Cory Voss was shot while sitting in his pickup outside an ATM in Newport News on April 29, 2007.

Catherine Voss has pleaded guilty to arranging the killing.

If Runyon is convicted, prosecutors plan to seek the federal death penalty.

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