Wesley Hadsell re-sentenced to serve 10 years in prison

Posted at 5:27 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 17:02:19-05

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NORFOLK, Va. - A judge re-sentenced Wesley Hadsell to serve 10 years in prison on a federal ammunition charge on Friday morning.

During the court hearing, Hadsell apologized to the community, his family, and the court. A judge handed down the maximum sentence.

In 2015, Hadsell pleaded guilty to a purchase and possession of federal ammunition charge dating back to a 2013 incident.

A federal judge originally sentenced Hadsell to 20 years in prison in 2016, an amount reserved for an "armed career criminal." Hadsell's attorney appealed, and a federal appeals court sided with him last year and vacated the sentence.

Hadsell is the stepfather of Anjelica "AJ" Hadsell, a Norfolk teen who went missing in 2015 and was later found dead in Southampton County.

Hadsell has been a person of interest in the case, but was never charged. Recently unsealed court documents reveal an inmate at Western Tidewater Regional Jail suggested he'd helped Wesley in AJ's disappearance and death.