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Man's trial in slaying set for December

November 08, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The trial for the second of two men indicted in the October 2005 homicide of Donald L. "Dee" Redman is on track to be held next month, attorneys in the case said Friday.

Kurtis Michael Pearsall, aka "Prince" and "Kurt the Flirt," briefly appeared Friday before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes.

Pearsall's trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 9.

Pearsall, 25, is accused of taking part in the execution-style shooting of Redman, 29, of Martinsburg, early on the morning of Oct. 27, 2005, at 217 N. Third St.

Authorities found Redman shot in the head in the porch area of 215 N. Third St., where authorities said his body had been dragged after the shooting in a crack house.

Pearsall was found by Martinsburg Police Department investigators serving a prison sentence at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown for an unrelated drug dealing conviction earlier this year.

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After his trial in Martinsburg, Pearsall will be returned to Maryland from Eastern Regional Jail to complete his prison sentence, which is not expected to be completed until 2012.

He then will serve any prison sentence received at the end of his trial in Martinsburg, officials said.

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