MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Virginia man charged in the June 6 deaths of a Bunker Hill, W.Va., woman and her 3-year-old son waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
Antonio Prophet, 34, of Lorton, Va., who is charged with two counts of murder, did not appear in the courtroom for the hearing, which attracted several family members and friends of victims Angela Kay Devonshire, 22, and Andre White.
The waiver signed Monday allows the state's double murder case against Prophet to be bound over to circuit court, where evidence can be presented to a grand jury for indictment. The sequestered jury is not scheduled to convene until the beginning of the next term of court in October.
The bodies of Devonshire and her son were found in the rubble of her burned-out house at 69 Way off Sam Mason Road after authorities responded to the garage apartment to battle a fire.