Man accused in West Side double homicide pleads not guilty

Man accused in West Side double homicide pleads not guilty

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Man accused of killing two women on Charleston’s West Side last fall told a judge Friday morning he’s not guilty. Marquis Jermaine Goodman was arraigned in Judge Kenneth Ballard’s courtroom in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Ballard...
Judge orders 2019 murder case to get moving

Judge orders 2019 murder case to get moving

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County circuit judge said Tuesday a 2019 murder case needs to begin moving toward a resolution. Judge Kenneth Ballard held a hearing in the case of Terry Kirby, 66, of Campbells Creek. Kirby was arrested in early September 2019 after the...
Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal Charleston stabbing

Woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal Charleston stabbing

Mr. Long and his co-counsel, Charles Hamilton, negotiated this binding plea agreement for Ms. Tyree in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Ms. Tyree faced life in prison for the charge of First Degree Murder. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — A Kanawha County judge accepted a plea...
Man sentenced for 2019 shooting death of teenager on West Side

Man sentenced for 2019 shooting death of teenager on West Side

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a teenager on the city’s West Side last year. Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey handed down the sentence Monday to Braheem Griffin, 27. Griffin had previously...
Guilty Plea in Strangling Case

Guilty Plea in Strangling Case

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE Managing Editor HAMLIN – A guilty plea was entered in Lincoln County Circuit Court recently for a man charged with strangulation and other offenses dating from before the county courthouse closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lincoln...
Murder accused seeks transcripts ahead of jury trial

Murder accused seeks transcripts ahead of jury trial

HAMLIN – A Hamlin man, charged with murdering his wife in late 2017, is seeking transcripts from grand jury proceedings and from his appearances in magistrate court. The accused is facing trial in early 2020 after the second anniversary of the slaying of the...
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