2 plead not guilty in W.Va. slaying

June 17, 1997


Staff Writer, Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men indicted last year in the drug-related slaying of Jennifer Labelle Folmar in Shepherdstown pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court.

Eric Michael Turner, 22, and Pernell Jeffrey Sellers, 20, entered their pleas before U.S. Magistrate James Seibert Monday morning, according to court officials.

Trial for the two men is scheduled for Aug. 21, court officials said.

Turner and Sellers are accused of conspiring to sell crack cocaine in connection with crack operations in Shepherdstown, Martinsburg and Hagerstown, according to their indictments and U.S. Attorney William D. Wilmoth.


They "performed the commission of a crime of violence to further their business enterprise involving controlled substances by killing Jennifer Labelle Folmar," according to allegations in the indictment handed down last month.

Wilmoth has declined to comment further on why Folmar was killed.

Folmar, 23, who had completed a drug rehabilitation program just before her death, was found shot and stabbed in her car near the intersection of German and Ray Streets in Shepherdstown, where there had been problems with cocaine trafficking, police said.

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