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Trial for man charged in W.Va. shooting death rescheduled

July 25, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The trial for one of three men charged in the 2008 shooting death of Kenneth E. Waybright was rescheduled Monday until March 6 in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

Donzell W. White, 26, and Dale E. Knight, 25, were indicted in May on counts of felony murder, first-degree robbery and conspiracy, according to court documents.

White’s trial had been scheduled for September. A trial for Knight has yet to be scheduled because he is serving in federal prison, court records said. White, of Martinsburg, was placed on home confinement last month after he was released from jail on a $150,000 bond, the records said.

Elan Bell-Veney, the third man charged in Waybright’s death, was sentenced to six years in prison in May after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and wanton endangerment charges, the records said.

Waybright, 37, of Stephens City, Va., was determined by police to be an innocent bystander in the shooting. Waybright was fatally wounded by a bullet that ricocheted and struck him in the head, according to police.

Attorneys familiar with the case have said Bell-Veney was acting in self-defense in the fatal shooting, and White and Knight are accused of robbing Bell-Veney, court records said.  

— Matthew Umstead

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