Judge vacates Wesley Hadsell's 20-year sentence

Wesley Hadsell will not serve 20 years in prison for illegally possessing ammunition after all.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Wesley Hadsell will not serve 20 years in prison for illegally possessing ammunition after all.

A federal appeals court made the ruling on Monday, sending the case back to a lower court for re-sentencing.

Hadsell is the stepfather of 18-year-old Anjelica "A.J." Hadsell. The teen disappeared from Norfolk in March of 2015.

That April, authorities found her body buried behind a home in Southampton County. The medical examiner's office determined she died from acute heroin poisoning.

While investigating her death, Norfolk police found 80 rounds of ammunition in Wesley Hadsell's possession. He pleaded guilty and was originally sentenced last November to 20 years in prison.

Police have not filed any charges in connection with A.J. Hadsell's death.

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