Sentencing for three people charged in the 2018 murder coverup of 19-year-old Pamplin resident Megan Metzger has been delayed until Feb. 24, 2020. 

According to reports, sentencing hearings for 26-year-old Robert Keating of Stafford, 20-year-old Juan Benavidez III of Warsaw, and 24-year-old Keelyn Codynah of Stafford, were rescheduled because the co-defendants may be used as prosecution witnesses in the Feb. 12-14 trial of the accused killer, 21-year-old David Weston Newton of Stafford. 

Newton’s trial was reportedly moved from July after his former attorney, Alexander Raymond, was removed from the case due to a conflict of interest. Newton’s new defense attorney is Amy Harper. 

The three co-defendants had pleaded guilty to various charges involving the case earlier this year. 

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