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Hearing is waived for suspect in slaying

September 05, 2007|By DAVE McMILLION

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A preliminary hearing was waived Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for one of two Berkeley County men charged in the slaying of a 40-year-old Martinsburg woman.

The hearing for Fred Dwayne Douty II, of 1301 Texas St. in Martinsburg, was waived in exchange for his attorney being able to obtain discovery information from the state.

Douty is being represented by attorney Andy Arnold.

Douty and Anthony Charles Juntilla, 37, of 86 Tecumseh Trail in Hedgesville, W.Va., each were charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Tina Marie Starcher, whose body was found June 20 along Dam No. 4 Road in northeastern Berkeley County.

Starcher allegedly was picked up by two men May 27 and taken to a home in Hedgesville, where she was forced to have sex with them and killed, according to authorities.

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During the sex acts, one man repeatedly struck Starcher in the face and head with his fist, according to charging documents. Several times, Starcher told him to stop and asked to go home, according to records.

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