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May 16, 1999
By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Bill Spigler was growing up one of eight children in Hagerstown's South End, his family didn't have a lot of use for baseball cards. [cont. from front page ] A far cry from a serious collector, Spigler put his baseball cards in his bicycle spokes. Now Spigler is all but consumed with baseball cards, specifically a complete set of cards made in 1930 by an unknown manufacturer.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | October 23, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Michael Newell's fingerprints, hair like his and fibers matching his car's carpet were found on items inside the same garbage bag as his niece's missing sneaker and a blood-stained sheet, FBI laboratory analysis experts testified Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. --cont. from front page -- FBI fingerprint specialist Kenneth L. Dunn Jr., who testified that he found Newell's fingerprints on both a cigarette package and a small plastic bag inside the garbage bag, was the last witness to take the stand before the state rested its case, a day earlier than expected.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | October 22, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The body of 7-year-old Jessica Newell did not show signs of sexual intercourse, a forensic pathologist testified Wednesday during the trial of her uncle in Berkeley County Circuit Court. --cont. from news page -- But an autopsy revealed evidence the girl's clothes were off at some point in the attack and there were two small bruises in her genital area, State Medical Examiner James L. "Jack" Frost said. Michael Newell, 40, of 2105 Winchester Ave., is charged with kidnapping and murdering the Martinsburg girl, who disappeared Sept.
NEWS
October 20, 1998
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Security was tight and eyes were teary in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Monday when a Martinsburg man went on trial on charges of kidnapping and murdering his 7-year-old niece. The child, Jessica Newell, was found dead after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley on Sept. 18, 1997. --cont. from front page -- Wearing a patterned sweater and tan slacks, Michael Newell, 40, remained expressionless during most of the first day of testimony before a jury of four men and eight women.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Woman trapped in car after wreck HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A person was trapped in the wreckage of a car following a two-car collision at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Bakerton Road Wednesday evening, officials said. Officials said the injured person, a female, was flown from the scene to Fairfax (Va.) Hospital. A man in the other car was transported to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, according to Steve Hough, chief of the Friendship Fire Co. Details were not available Wednesday night about the accident, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. Teen faces charge in one-car accident Maryland State Police in Hagerstown charged a 17-year-old Knoxville juvenile with negligent driving after a single-car accident Tuesday on northbound Alt. U.S. 40 south of Roxbury Road shortly before 10 p.m. Troopers said the teenager, who was driving a 1989 Chevy Corvette, lost control of the car, which began to spin and then struck a wooden fence post.
NEWS
February 27, 1998
By AMY WALLAUER Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The man accused of bludgeoning his 7-year-old niece to death is scheduled for a July trial in Berkeley County Circuit Court, but his attorney hopes to move the case to a different county. Public defender Aaron Amore, citing the community's outrage over the slaying and the heavy media coverage it has drawn, said he will file a motion for a change of venue early next week. On Friday, Michael Newell, 39, of 2105 Winchester Ave., pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and felony murder charges in the death of Jessica Newell, whose body was found in the woods two days after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley.
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By AMY WALLAUER | February 17, 1998
Newell indicted in niece's murder MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The uncle of 7-year-old Jessica Newell, found dead in the woods two days after she disappeared from a Martinsburg bowling alley, was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder, kidnapping and felony murder charges. Michael A. Newell, 39, of 2105 Winchester Ave., will be arraigned Feb. 27 in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said a motive for the child's abduction and murder has not been firmly established, but prosecutors believe it was an attempted molestation gone awry.
NEWS
September 30, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Baseball cards and an empty condom box found near the spot where Jessica Lynn Newell's body was found were among the pieces of evidence the prosecution presented Monday during a preliminary hearing for Michael A. Newell. Newell, 39, was charged on Sept. 22 with kidnapping and murder in the death of his 7-year-old niece, Jessica Newell. Security was heavy for the hearing in which Magistrate Gene Darlington found probable cause for Newell to be bound over for a grand jury in February.
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April 10, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- There are two things Tim Bolland liked to do most when he was growing up -- collect and trade baseball cards and play with money. Now barely an adult, Bolland, 19, of Boonsboro, Md. has combined his childhood pastimes and turned them into a business. With support from his parents, Fred and Pat Bolland, the teen opened Tim's Baseball Cards in September in a roomy store which fronts on Waynesboro's square at the corner of East Main Street and South Church Street.
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