CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The trial for a Wisconsin man charged in a 1997 Jefferson County shooting will be moved about 90 miles away to Moorefield, W.Va., officials said Thursday.
On Wednesday, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes ruled that the trial for Patrick Carr, 53, of Minocquan, would be moved, but it was not known where.
It was first believed that the Jefferson County Commissioners would have to pay the bill to take about 25 witnesses to Moorefield, in Hardy County. But later in the day, the state Supreme Court said it would pick up the expenses, said Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Thompson.
Thompson received approval from the commissioners for county funding to pay for food and lodging for the witnesses. Thompson initially said the costs could be up to $15,000.