Zanesville Man Charged In Shooting Death

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 05:28 PM
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Late Tuesday afternoon Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox filed charges against the suspect involved in Sunday's shooting death of 9-year-old Michael Derwacter. The suspect, Michael F. Martin, III, is being held in the Zanesville City Jail. Martin is being charged with one count of reckless homicide with a gun specification, one count of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification, and one count of discharging a firearm over a public road. At this point in the investigation, no motive has been specified. Martin will go before the Muskingum County Grand Jury Wednesday. On a side note, Martin will also be arraigned on two separate charges that involved discharging a firearm on a public road on July 4th and shooting out a window of his house on July 26th.

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