Court decisions affirmed in 2017 Clarksburg murder sentences

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed the sentences handed down by Harrison County Circuit Court related to a the 2017 shooting death of an Ohio woman in Clarksburg.

Elizabeth Jenkins and Daniel Amsler were one of three defendants convicted in March of 2018 for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Court documents indicate Jenkins was upset about suspected sexual contact between her roommate, Daniel Amsler and wanted to steal her illegal drugs.

Jenkins and Amsler developed the plan with Warren Hall that resulted in the death of Keyairy Wilson.

Jenkins was later sentenced to life without parole for the murder charge and five years for conspiracy to commit robbery.

The appeal unsuccessfully asserted that the court should not have admitted the statement that Ms. Jenkins gave to police, the circuit court failed
to adequately instruct the jury on felony murder, there was insufficient evidence to convict her of felony murder, the court should not have allowed the jury to view very graphic photographs of the victim, the court should have barred some evidence and Mr. Amsler’s out-of-court statements and that she was prejudiced by cumulative error.

Warren Hall was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role.