MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A preliminary hearing Wednesday for a woman accused of selling a lethal dose of heroin to a man who died after using the drug was rescheduled after her defense attorney asked for more time to prepare for the case.
Autumn T. Blaine, 37, of 176 Phillips Lane in Bunker Hill, W.Va., is charged with one count of felony murder in the overdose death of Paul Dwayne Burcham, 32, also of Bunker Hill.
Defense attorney Kevin D. Mills, who had filed a motion for a continuance of the hearing before Wednesday’s hearing, said Wednesday afternoon that Blaine’s preliminary hearing was rescheduled for Sept. 27.
Mills also said that he intended to file a motion to modify Blaine’s bond. Blaine currently is being held without bond at Eastern Regional Jail on the felony murder charge. A bond set for Blaine in a separate case that still is pending against her in Berkeley County Circuit Court was revoked May 30, according to court records.