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Man pleads "no contest" in 2012 Huntington, WV murder

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UPDATE 10/21/2013

A man who was accused of killing a man during a drug deal in Huntington pleaded "no contest" to second degree murder this afternoon in Cabell County Circuit Court. 

Rocky Hudson Williams, 20, of Huntington, also pleaded guilty to first degree robbery. This all stems from an incident that happened Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 when detectives say Williams was in the middle of a drug deal on Foster Avenue and fatally shot 22-year-old Darrell Fuqua. Two others were also wounded at the time. 

Williams was facing life in prison if found guilty by a jury, by taking the plea he could be eligible for parole in 10 years. He is slated to be sentenced Dec. 3. 

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/06/2012

The Huntington Police Department has made two arrests in connection with a murder that occurred on Foster Avenue Tuesday.

Detectives have charged Rocky Hudson Williams, 19, of Huntington with one count of Felony Murder and Charity Dawn Cornell, 35, has been charged with maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of allowing the use or sale of drugs. Cornell is the resident of 1839 Foster Avenue.

Police responded to a shot fired call Tuesday morning finding two victims with gunshot wounds.  They were taken to the hospital where a third gunshot wound victim showed up.

The murder victim has been identified as Darrell Fuqua, 22, of Detroit, Michigan.  21-year-old Thomas White and 17-year-old Devante Penn were wounded in the shooting.

The case is still under investigation.