Lallathin Awaits Karl’s Ruling
After a swift hearing in Wetzel County Circuit Court on March 21, Natacia L. Lallathin, 28, of 906 1/2 Meadow Heights, Paden City, will remain incarcerated in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women as Judge Mark A. Karl continues to take her Rule 35 sentence modification motion under advisement. Karl stated he would “make a decision down the road.” Lallathin was remanded to the NRJ.
During Lallathin’s previous hearing on March 7 Weese stated Lallathin has been participating in programs during her incarceration including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. He noted she has some write-ups against her, however explained most of them were given prior to sentencing. Weese reiterated that Lallathin would like to return to college and be reunited with her family, especially her young child. He added that since incarceration Lallathin has been clean and sober.
Judge Karl, however, was notably bothered by the list of write-ups which included various instances of unsatisfactory behavior such as fighting and not abiding by rules. Judge Karl questioned Lallathin over the nature of each, to which Lallathin stated she was not to blame for many of the violations. She did admit to at least one of the said offenses and proceeded to plead with the court for the chance to better her life and reunite with her family.
On Dec. 1 Lallathin was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women with credit for 92 days served for her one count felony charge of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin). She was granted the opportunity to file for a Rule 35 sentence modification after serving six months in prison, providing there are no write-ups or violations against her while incarcerated. Due to her diagnosis of cervical cancer, Lallathin was further granted to see medical personnel at the penitentiary and a specialist in Morgantown if necessary. She was also ordered to pay court costs.
On Oct. 27 Lallathin pleaded guilty to her one count felony offense said to have occurred on or about Sept. 1 in Wetzel County wherein she allegedly conspired with Brock I. McMahon, Joshua R. Mathews, and Colby J. Acree to deliver heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.