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December 18, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - James H. Craig Jr.'s mother was a keeper. Because of that, said Craig, 64, a Greencastle dentist, most of the toys he played with as a child were put away in the attic of the house in which he grew up at 305 W. Washington St. On Tuesday night, Craig was in his living room at 45 N. Carlisle St. surrounded by his toys and memories of a childhood a half-century ago. [cont.
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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.
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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
January 6, 1998
Charge dropped against W.Va. county commissioner By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A charge of domestic battery filed against Jefferson County Commissioner R. Gregory Lance following a March 9 incident at a bowling alley has been dismissed. Lance had been accused of choking his teenage son at a Charles Town bowling alley. A Jefferson County magistrate dismissed the charge on Dec. 23 at the request of Jean Lance, the boy's mother and Lance's estranged wife, according to court records.
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September 25, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In addition to suffering a double tragedy with the slaying of their granddaughter and the arrest of their son as a suspect, Mike and Janice Newell have had to deal with harassment. On Monday a crowd gathered outside their home at 2105 Winchester Avenue as FBI agents and state police executed a search warrant and then brought out their son, Michael Alan Newell, wearing handcuffs and a bulletproof vest. As he was brought out of the home, some members of the crowd shouted obscenities.
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September 23, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police on Monday charged Jessica Lynn Newell's uncle with kidnapping and murder in the 7-year-old child's death. Michael A. Newell, 39, was being held without bond Monday night at the Eastern Regional Jail. He was arrested at the 2105 Winchester Ave. home he shared with his parents and a brother. The house is a short distance from Pikeside Bowl, where Jessica Newell had gone with her parents, David and Debbie Newell, of Baker Heights, on Thursday night.
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September 21, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lynn Nolet said people she talked to Saturday agreed that whoever is responsible for the disappearance of 7-year-old Jessica Newell should be "strung up in the middle of Martinsburg for everyone to see. " Parents expressed shock at the discovery Saturday evening of a body believed to be Jessica's. "Oh my God, I'm going to go vomit," said Berkeley County Commission President Jim Smith. "My reaction as a parent, grandparent, former school superintendent (is)
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September 21, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART and CLYDE FORD Staff Writers MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A two-day search for 7-year-old Jessica L. Newell appeared to have ended tragically Saturday evening after passersby found a body authorities believed might have been that of the missing girl. A body fitting the description of Jessica was found at 6 p.m. within 20 miles of the bowling alley where the girl was last seen, said FBI agent Richard M. Mosquera, special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Division.
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July 23, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Jefferson County magistrate refused Tuesday to drop a domestic battery charge against County Commissioner R. Gregory Lance that stemmed from a struggle between Lance and his son at a bowling alley in March. In his motion to have the case dropped, Lance cited a West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services decision that there was no reason for the agency to become involved in the case. Jefferson County Magistrate Katherine Santucci also denied Lance's motion to have the charge put on the court's inactive docket for 90 days.
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