MARLINTON, WV (WVNS) — A woman is facing murder charges after deputies found a man dead in Pocahontas County.

According to court documents, deputies were called to a home in Marlinton Friday, April 17, 2020 for a report of a man who was not responding to medical treatment. Deputies found the victim, Russell Sharp, in the yard of a home with no pulse. Deputies tried to revive him until first responders arrived, their life saving measures were unsuccessful and Sharp was pronounced dead at Pocahontas County Memorial Hospital.

After an investigation, deputies arrested Renada Chafins for first degree murder. Deputies believe Chafins killed Sharp by strangling him. She’s being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail without bond.