MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Jurors for the trial of a Hedgesville, W.Va., man charged in the May 2007 death of Martinsburg woman will be selected from 70 people to be called for jury duty this week in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
In a pretrial hearing Monday, Anthony Charles Juntilla, 39, was advised by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge David H. Sanders that he had the right to remain silent and not testify in his trial, which is set to begin Sept. 2.
Juntilla responded "yes, your honor" after each time Sanders asked the defendant if he understood his trial rights.
Juntilla and Fred Dwayne Douty II, 29, of Martinsburg, were indicted in February 2008 on counts of first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree sexual assault and conspiracy in the death of Tina Marie Starcher, 40.
Police said Starcher was picked up by the men May 27 and taken to Juntilla's home off Tecumseh Trail, where she was forced to have sex with them and then was killed. Starcher's decomposed body was found June 20 along Dam #4 Road and Rockymarsh Run near the community of Scrabble.