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By AMY WALLAUER | February 17, 1998
Birdsall indicted in fatal stabbing of wife MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wheelchair-bound wife, who was stabbed 17 times and her body stuffed in a couch A Berkeley County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Clyde Lee Birdsall, 54, in the death of Ericka Elfriede Stark Birdsall, 58. Prosecutors believe Ericka Birdsall was killed on March 6, 1997, and...
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by PEPPER BALLARD | March 8, 2006
A District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to forward to Circuit Court all charges against a man accused of stabbing his mother Feb. 6 in their Halfway home. Daniel Harp, 43, is charged with attempted first-degree and attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of stabbing Nancy Harp, 68, two or three times at the 11234 Scarlet Oak Drive home they shared. Nancy Harp, who has multiple sclerosis and was under her son's care at the time of the stabbing, was released about 10 days after the assault from Washington County Hospital, according to her daughter, Deena Harp, 45. At the hearing, Daniel Harp, an amputee whose orange jail jumpsuit was knotted below his right knee, slumped in his chair, clutched his crutches with one hand and showed little expression as Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jon Witmer explained the investigation.
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April 15, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer After unsuccessfully defending himself in his 1995 trial for the murder of his wife, Timothy Ray Sucik has decided he again doesn't want an attorney when he is resentenced. Washington County Circuit Judge Fred Wright on Monday advised Sucik that he had a right to a public defender to represent him at that sentencing, as yet unscheduled. "This is meaningless to me," Sucik said after telling Wright he didn't want an attorney to represent him. Maryland's highest court ruled in February that Sucik must be resentenced because a pre-sentence investigation was not conducted before he was sentenced.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 19, 2013
A man charged with stabbing a teenage girl in the chest at a Hagerstown home Saturday will continue to be held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center. Washington County District Court Judge Mark D. Thomas said Tuesday during a bond review hearing that Jenerette B. Dixon, 38, of 340 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown, was too dangerous to risk setting free. Dixon appeared for the hearing through a closed-circuit television feed between the detention center and the courthouse.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2013
A convicted murderer was in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday, this time pleading guilty to charges that he stabbed a teenage girl whom he had previously sexually abused. Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson told Circuit Judge John H. McDowell that the state is recommending a sentence of 30 years for Jenerette Dixon, who pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree assault and sex abuse of a minor. Dixon, 38, formerly of 340 N. Jonathan St., will have a mental health evaluation and a presentence report before sentencing.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | April 13, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ernie Hedrick stopped riding his lawn mower Tuesday afternoon in neighbor Joy Yurish's yard and spoke fondly of the man who once lived there, but was shot dead Monday by police who saw him threatening his estranged wife with a knife. Michael Bosworth Yurish, 51, was killed Monday at 2:48 a.m. by two West Virginia State Police troopers who were dispatched to Joy Yurish's 92 Hedrick Ave. home for a domestic violence call. When troopers arrived, they saw Michael Yurish threaten Joy Yurish with a kitchen knife, asked him twice to drop it and, when he didn't cooperate, fatally shot him, West Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Lisa Lambert said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | November 19, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man charged with raping a 12-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl and a woman in her 20s listened to calm testimony from each of the women Tuesday during the first day of his trial. Jason Lee Caton, 23, of Martinsburg, faces two counts of second-degree sexual assault in connection with the rape of the 15-year-old, who now is 17 and a senior at a Berkeley County, W.Va., high school. The Herald-Mail is not publishing the names of the young women in accordance with its policy of not identifying victims of sex crimes.
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August 20, 2008
A Hagerstown man faces charges after police said he stabbed a woman in the neck Sunday morning. Morgan M. Spiker, 25, of 429 B E. Washington St., was charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The incident happened at about 6 a.m. Sunday at Spiker's East Washington Street apartment, Hagerstown Police Officer W.D. Oates wrote in an application for charges. Spiker's roommate, Jonathan Lee Monninger, and Monninger's friend, Casey Yeakle, told Oates that Spiker stabbed Yeakle in the neck with a kitchen knife and attempted to stab Monninger during an argument that began when Spiker called Monninger a derogatory name, Oates wrote.
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November 27, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. ? A Frederick woman was charged in a warrant with attempted murder in an alleged attack on an elderly man Monday. Frederick Police said Mary Patricia Kerr, 53, was charged with attempted first-degree and second-degree murder, first-degree and third-degree burglary, first-degree and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. Kerr allegedly cut an elderly man with a kitchen knife in an apartment in the 110 block of Burgess Hill Way in the Creekside Apartment complex, police said.
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November 4, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man was in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night after police said he admitted to cutting a man's throat with a kitchen knife early Sunday, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Sidney Donovan Shaw, 33, of 52 Caplinger Drive in Martinsburg, was charged with one count of malicious wounding and one count of burglary by Martinsburg Police Department patrolman A.J. Garcia. The attack apparently happened at 114 E. Race St., Apt. C, and the defendant's ex-girlfriend told police that she awoke to discover Shaw standing at the door to the bedroom where she and the victim were sleeping.
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