Two indicted on murder charges in Greenbrier County


LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — Two people are indicted on murder charges in Greenbrier County.

Thomas Dunbar

Thomas Dunbar was convicted of murder after Shaela (McCoy) Abren was found dead in a wooded area of Greenbrier County on Jan. 18, 2018, according to deputies. Dunbar was sentenced to life in prison with mercy. He is eligible for parole after 15 years.  Amanda Serreno was indicted Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 as an accessory after the fact for the murder of Abren.

Amanda Serreno

The grand jury also indicted Dunbar and Serreno for another murder. On Jan. 20, 2018 Chastity Hamm was found buried in a shallow grave in a wooded, mountainous area of National Forest property near Blue Bend. This was just days after Abren was found dead. Investigators told 59News Hamm and Abren’s deaths were similar. They said they believe Hamm was murdered before Abren. 

Serreno and Dunbar are now facing charges in Hamm’s death. They were indicted on charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempt to kill or injure by poison and concealment of a deceased human body.

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