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Friday, October 23, 2009

Man sentenced on Monongalia murder charge

MORGANTOWN -- A man involved in the shooting at the District Apartments in October 2007 was sentenced Thursday in Monongalia County Circuit Court.
Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Jamar Fortt to one to thirty years in prison.

Fortt pleaded guilty to second degree murder and burglary last November.

He will serve the murder sentence at the same time he is serving one to fifteen years on the burglary charge.

Fortt and three others were involved in a confrontation with another group of men that spilled over from a bar fight, according to police.

Fortt's group went to the District apartments to confront the second group of men, and, when they didn't find them at home, stole an X-Box, police say.

When leaving the apartment, the groups encountered each other, and Luis Paige was shot and stabbed to death.

Fortt is being held in the North Central Regional Jail until he is transferred to a state prison


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