Preliminary hearings are scheduled for two teens accused in the murder of a Roaring Spring woman.

Deauntay Dontaz Moye, 16, of Woodbury, and Ryan Hardwick, 15, of Martinsburg, are scheduled to appear Jan. 21 before District Judge Brian Baker of Everett on charges stemming from the shooting death Thursday of 21-year-old Stephanie Waters in Woodbury.

Police allege Moye fired a revolver twice at Waters, striking her in the head and neck, after meeting her outside a community building along Woodbury Pike.

The teens drove north toward Altoona and smoked marijuana while Waters was dying in the vehicle’s back seat, investigators said.

Moye is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, theft and other counts.

Hardwick is charged with conspiracy to commit homicide, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and other counts.

No attorneys were listed for either teen Tuesday.

Court staff at Baker’s office said both were given paperwork to apply for representation from the Bedford County Public Defender’s Office.

The teens, both charged as adults, could spend decades behind bars if convicted. Moye could receive up to life in prison if found guilty of homicide.

The death penalty is not applicable to those younger than 18 who are convicted of murder.

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed the practice in 2005.

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at (814) 532-5053. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst.

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