A three day murder trial in Fayette County ended with a conviction. On Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, Brandon Shepard was found guilty of killing Waylon Scarbrough. The murder happened on June 27, 2015 in the Harlem Heights area of Oak Hill, WV.
Shepard stabbed Scarbrough over a drug debt. The victim was taken to Plateau Medical Center where he was declared dead. The jury deliberated for 45 minutes on Thursday morning before returned a guilty verdict. They also recommended Shepard receive mercy during sentencing. The case was investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.