MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WSLS 10) - One of two suspects charged in the death of a Montgomery County man is now facing a stiffer charge.
Sean Edward Ball, of Blacksburg, Va., is now charged with felony first-degree murder. The second suspect in the case, Amanda Taylor, is also facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her father-in-law, Charles Taylor on April 4, 2015.
Taylor and Ball, who's been described as her acquaintance, are accused of killing Charles.
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Officials say first-degree murder carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Court officials say the difference between murder in the first-degree and murder in the second-degree depends upon whether or not the killing was premeditated.
Both Ball and Taylor remain incarcerated in jail. June 19, 2015 has been set as a review date to see if the psychiatric evaluations have been completed for Taylor and to schedule her preliminary hearing. Ball is also due in court on June 19 for a preliminary hearing.