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Four sentenced in JCC murder-for-hire of Dana Mackay

Four sentenced in JCC murder-for-hire of Dana Mackay

Four people were sentenced for the 2013 murder of Dana Patterson Mackay, 42, on Jan. 26.

Dana Mackay was found beaten to death in her James City County home on July 27, 2013.

Her husband, John Wayne Mackay, 45, and his girlfriend, Nicole Michelle Houchin, 37, planned the murder with Nace Eugene Houchin and Gregory Crawford, said Commonwealth's Attorney Nate Green.

John Mackay and Nichole Houchin entered into a plea agreement with the prosecution in which they each pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. The pair were initially charged with capital murder and conspiracy to commit murder, but these charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement, Green...

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