Virginia woman gets life in West Va. man's decapitation death

Published: Jan. 27, 2020 at 2:08 PM EST
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A Virginia woman was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole Monday in the death of a West Virginia man who was decapitated.

Roena Cheryl Mills, 43, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was sentenced for her December conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Bo White, 29, of Lenore, news outlets reported.

White’s body was found at his home in April 2018 while his head was found in nearby woods.

A neighbor called police after seeing Mills covered in blood. She was wearing one glove, and a second glove matching the one she was wearing was found in the bedroom of White’s home, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint said Mills gave a sheriff’s deputy a false identify and claimed she had been thrown through a glass door but wouldn’t disclose her attacker.

Mills was brought in for questioning and told a deputy, “you have to take me back and let me get my heads,” the complaint said.

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