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Judge affirms jury’s sentence in Halifax murder case

Halifax County Circuit Court Judge Joel Cunningham affirmed Tuesday in Halifax County Circuit Court a jury’s recommended sentence of 35 years in prison for 36-year-old Connie Gayle Ferguson Wynn for charges related to the murder of her husband, Eric Eugene Wynn, last year.

A Halifax County Circuit Court jury consisting of nine men and three women deliberated for two hours in October before convicting Connie Wynn and her mother, 57-year-old Debra Kaye Scribner, of first degree murder and related conspiracy and firearm charges in the shooting death of Connie Wynn’s husband, Eric, last April.

The jury recommended Wynn serve a total of 35 years in prison for the three convictions, and it recommended Scribner serve a total of 23 years and six months in prison.

Formal sentencing for Scribner is currently set for Feb. 6, according to court records.

Dylan Wynn, the key commonwealth witness in the recent trial that ended with his mother and grandmother being convicted of murdering his father, himself pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to the first-degree murder of his father.

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth entered as prosecution evidence during the murder trial of Connie Wynn and Debra Kaye Scribner, Dylan Wynn pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, while the court dismissed a charge against him for use of a firearm to commit murder.

Cunningham, who presided over the three-day trial of Connie Wynn and Scribner, declared Dylan Wynn a “serious offender,” committing Wynn to the Department of Juvenile Justice for an indefinite period of time, with the court to conduct periodic reviews to determine whether or not Dylan Wynn should continue to be held.