Plea Hearing Set for Woman Charged in 2014 Double Slaying

WELCH– A plea hearing has been scheduled for the last of three people charged in the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a burning pickup truck in McDowell County.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 46-year-old Sheila Bailey of Crumpler is facing first-degree murder and arson in the October 2014 deaths of 21-year-old Brandon Church and 46-year-old Clinton Mullins.

Investigators said Bailey’s husband, Donald Bailey, shot both men after an argument fueled by alcohol.

Sheila Bailey and another man were accused of helping her husband burn the bodies. That man was found not guilty in the case, but Donald Bailey was convicted of murder and other charges last June.

Prosecutors say Sheila Bailey was scheduled for trial Monday, but instead a plea hearing was set for Thursday.

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