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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 9, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com After deliberating for half an hour, jurors found Thursday that the man convicted of wounding a West Virginia State Police trooper was the same person convicted of several prior charges. That finding means that under the state's "three strikes" law, David Eugene Munday will be sentenced to serve life in prison. Munday, 38, of Hedgesville, W.Va., showed no reaction as Circuit Judge David Sanders read aloud the verdict. In October, Munday was found guilty of 21 charges related to the shooting of West Virginia State Police Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick.
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by Northern Virginia Daily | June 20, 2003
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A U.S. District Court jury deliberated for more than six hours Thursday, but did not reach a verdict on 28 counts of wire fraud and making false statements to government agencies lodged against the owner of a Stephenson, Va., business that trains dogs to detect drugs and explosives. Jurors broke off deliberations for the night at 6 p.m. in the case against Russell Ebersole, 43, of Washington County. Prosecutors say he was paid more than $700,000 in 2001 and 2002 by five government agencies, including the State Department and the Federal Reserve, as those agencies tried to provide security for their buildings and employees after the Sept.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | June 14, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com After deliberating for more than four hours Friday night, jurors hearing the case between the City of Martinsburg and Ryneal Fire Co. No. 1 returned a verdict that mostly favored Ryneal. The six-person jury awarded ownership of three ambulances to Ryneal, but said the city was entitled to 25 percent of the money in Ryneal's account. They also said a fire rescue truck should remain with the city. After the verdict, Ryneal President Mary Helmick gave her daughter a long hug and smiled.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 24, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Eight jurors decided Wednesday that 7-Eleven did not act wrongfully when in July 2000 it fired an employee who two weeks earlier had foiled an armed robbery. Because of the jury's verdict, Antonio V. Feliciano, 29, will not receive any of the $105,000 he sought from his former employer for compensatory damages. The case began July 14, 2000, when a woman entered the 7-Eleven store at the entrance of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on W.Va.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | September 18, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Twenty-three years after a St. Thomas, Pa., man was convicted of killing a friend and dumping his body down a well, a Franklin County judge again found Larry Gene Hull guilty of murder. Judge Richard Walsh issued a 32-page opinion and guilty verdict Monday and ordered Hull, 54, to appear for sentencing Oct. 30. Lloyd Shatzer, of St. Thomas, was fatally shot on Feb. 25, 1975. In August 1999, Hull was granted a new trial when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District overturned his first-degree murder conviction, saying he had ineffective counsel at a competency hearing.
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by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | August 30, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com A Washington County Circuit Court judge will decide whether convicted murderer Russell Wayne Wagner will spend the rest of his life behind bars or have the possibility of parole. A jury Thursday morning found Wagner guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 1994 stabbing deaths of Daniel and Wilda Davis. A first-degree murder conviction is punishable by life in prison with or without the possibility of parole. The jury of five women and seven men reached a verdict after deliberating for about five hours Wednesday and for less than an hour Thursday morning.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | April 29, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A jury convicted a Martinsburg, W.Va., man of second degree murder Friday in the June 28, 2001, shooting death of his girlfriend, a court official said. Michael Lee McCleaf, 39, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 18. The jury deliberated for about four hours at the conclusion of the four-day trial, said Helen Morris, Morgan County deputy circuit clerk. The prosecution's case lasted about two days. The defense took less than a day to present its case.
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February 22, 2002
Stanley awaits verdict By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com A Washington County Circuit jury deliberated for nearly three hours Thursday but failed to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Saul Joseph Stanley, accused in the beating death of a 76-year-old Clear Spring man. continued Stanley, 23, is accused of fatally beating William Leonard Messersmith on Dec. 5, 2000, for a bag containing $40,000....
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February 15, 2001
Jury finds W.Va. man guilty of first-degree murder By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County jury Thursday convicted Jerry Lee Hess Jr. of first-degree murder without a recommendation for mercy for the 1999 beating and stabbing death of Deborah Lee Grove. continued The jury's recommendation against mercy means Hess will spend life in prison without hope of parole. Hess, 32, showed no emotion as the verdict was read late Thursday morning.
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