Two people have pleaded guilty in the Wise County cemetery shooting case. 40-year-old Jarrod Hash pleaded guilty in Wise County Circuit Court to aggravated malicious wounding and reckless handling of a firearm resulting in serious injury. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 16 years suspended with a suspended sentence of five years for reckless handling of a firearm, for a total of 25 years with 21 suspended, with 20 years of probation. 20-year-old Marshea Absher also pleaded no contest to abduction, conspiracy to abduct and conspiracy to commit aggravated malicious wounding. She was sentenced to 20 years with 16 suspended and will also serve another year in prison for a separate drug charge. The third person charged in the shooting, William Mills, is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. The charges stem from a shooting on February 2 in the Stephens section of Wise County at a cemetery on Limestone Road behind the Stephens Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Absher was found shot in the back and 39-year-old Christopher Dale Stevens was found dead near Absher's car with multiple gunshot wounds. Hash and Absher are in custody in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.
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