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Wife, mother-in-law, teen charged in Halifax death

Two adults and a 15-year-old juvenile have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a South Boston man, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Connie Gayle Ferguson Wynn, 35, of 1089 High Point Road, South Boston and Debra Kaye Scribner, 57, of 547 Berry Hill Road, South Boston and the unidentified teen have each been charged with premeditated first-degree murder of Eric Wynn and conspiring to murder Eric Wynn in the first degree on or about April 11, Noblin said.

Connie Wynn is Eric Wynn’s wife, and Scribner is his mother-in-law.

Kevin Wynn of Henry’s Trail, Nathalie, reported to the sheriff’s office Friday that he had not been able to contact his brother, 36-year-old Eric Wynn, of 1089 High Point Road, South Boston over the past three weeks, the sheriff said.

The sheriff’s office conducted an investigation over the weekend and executed a search warrant at Wynn’s residence Monday.

Eric Wynn’s body was discovered approximately 42 feet down an old well located on the property, Noblin said.

The Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team was able to recover the body from the well, he said. Wynn’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond, which confirmed yesterday morning that he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator T. R. Spencer served warrants on Connie Wynn, Scribner and the juvenile Monday. The two women are being held without bond in the Halifax County Adult Detention Center, and the juvenile was transported to the W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville, Noblin said.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Kim White said Tuesday she anticipates filing the necessary papers to transfer the 15-year-old’s trial to Halifax County Circuit Court where, if he is found guilty, the sentencing judge would have all options available, both juvenile and adult sentencing.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information about this case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 434-476-3339.