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Oscar Combs Jr. sentenced in slaying of Summers County man

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Oscar Combs Jr., 22, of  Herndon was sentenced to life in prison with the recommendation of mercy on Friday, plus an additional  25 years for the murder and robbery of James "Bo" Butler. Oscar Combs Jr., 22, of Herndon was sentenced to life in prison with the recommendation of mercy on Friday, plus an additional 25 years for the murder and robbery of James "Bo" Butler.
MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A Wyoming County man is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of James "Bo" Butler.

Oscar Combs Jr., 22, of  Herndon received life in prison with the recommendation of mercy on Friday, plus an additional  25 years for robbery. He will be eligible for parole in a little more than 21 years.

Combs Jr., along with Linda Combs and Oscar Combs Sr. were charged with the April 2011 shooting death of James "Bo" Butler. According to police, Butler died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The murder took place on the Mercer County side of Herndon Mountain. Butler's body was dumped off Crumpler Road in Herndon.. Police say the motive was robbery and Oscar Combs Jr. was the one who pulled the trigger..

Investigators say the men also disassembled the Butler's truck , taking the parts to various places in Mercer and Wyoming counties.

The charges against Linda Combs were dismissed in October in exchange for testifying against her husband and son.

Combs Jr. entered into a plea agreement back in November. 

Oscar Combs Sr. was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday for his role murder of James "Bo" Butler. Combs Sr. received an additional 80 years for robbery and 1-5 years for conspiracy. He is also the prime suspects in the May 2013 murder of Teresa Lynn Ford, 38, of Matoaka. Her body was found in April 2014 on the property of Combs Sr. in the Bud Mountain area of Wyoming County. Prosecutors say Ford died from blunt force trauma.
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