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Woman sentenced in Charleston double murder

Misty Rucker appears in court Friday morning. (WCHS/WVAH)

A woman charged in a double murder case in Charleston was sentenced Friday morning

Misty Rucker was sentenced to five years in prison as an accessory after the fact.

Rucker originally was charged in the murders of Timothy Jett, 55, and Audrey Short, 38, in September 2016 at a home on Garrison Avenue in Charleston. Rucker's boyfriend, Bobby Hall, also was charged in the double murder.

The two also were accused of fleeing to Kentucky and stealing a car that authorities said they used to return to West Virginia.

In November 2017, Rucker pleaded guilty as an accessory and agreed to testify against Hall. Hall plead guilty to two counts of second-degree murder.

Rucker was arraigned in February 2017 and was reported saying “I don’t understand why I’m being charged. I’m not a murderess.”

Hall is serving a 40 year term for the two murders.

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