“A judge was wrong last year to sentence Wesley Hadsell to 20 years in prison for illegally possessing ammunition, according to a federal appeals court.
Hadsell, the stepfather of an 18-year-old woman who disappeared in 2015 only to be found dead of a heroin overdose weeks later, did not qualify as an “armed career criminal,” the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. So he shouldn’t have received anything more than 10 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen will probably resentence Hadsell in the coming months.
Hadsell, a previously convicted felon, pleaded guilty to the ammunition charge in November 2015 in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.
According to court documents, Norfolk police searched Hadsell’s room at the Americas Best Value Inn in Norfolk on March 20, 2015, while investigating the disappearance of Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell.” >> Read More