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Wesley Hadsell re-sentenced to 10 years for possession of ammunition

A federal judge sentenced Wesley Hadsell to 10 years in prison Friday for an ammunition charge that dated back to 2013.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — A federal judge sentenced Wesley Hadsell to 10 years in prison Friday for an ammunition charge that dated back to 2013.

Hadsell pleaded guilty to the charge in 2016.

He was given 3 years supervised probation.

A judge originally handed down a 20-year sentence for Hadsell, but that was vacated by a federal appeals court in June 2017, sending the case back to the lower court for re-sentencing.

Hadsell first came into the spotlight after his stepdaughter, 18-year-old Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell disappeared in 2015.

Police found the ammunition while searching the hotel room where Hadsell was staying.

Hadsell was not allowed to knowingly possess ammunition given his criminal record.

Both sides must submit briefs as to how 6 months that he served in Ohio on assault charges should be applied to this sentence.

The judge lectured Hadsell and referred to his criminal history, telling Hadsell that when he gets out, he needs to change his mindset.

Hadsell apologized to the judge, his family, and the community.

Hadsell has not been charged in his stepdaughter's death. Investigators found AJ Hadsell's body in April 2015 near an abandoned home in Southampton County.

The medical examiner's office determined she died from acute heroin poisoning.

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