Stories tagged with: Trial

May 9, 2016 - 8:56am
15 weeks 3 days ago

UPDATE: 5:15 P.M.

 After nearly 8 hours, a jury has been selected in the Emile Weaver trial.

12 jurors, six men and six women, were selected along with 4 alternates.

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.



The trial of a former Muskingum University student charged in the death of her newborn baby starts Tuesday.

21-year-old Emile Weaver...

February 25, 2014 - 7:15pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

A jury has been seated in the trial of a Zanesville man charged with murder and burning the corpse.

There are ten females and two males on the jury in the case of 20-year-old Shaquille Davis charged in the death of his first cousin Phillip Kimbro Junior last year. Kimbro's body was found on fire by a tree trimming crew on county road 15 in Morgan county. Davis is charged with aggravated murder with a firearm specification, three counts of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse....

January 16, 2014 - 7:07pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

Timothy Daniel, the White Cottage man representing himself during his trial for fatally shooting 61-year-old Charles Hooper in the South Zanesville Burger King last October, became increasingly frustrated while questioning witnesses, often needing help from his court-appointed attorney, Jerry McHenry.

The first witness of the day was Jamie Jarrett, the man who drove Daniel to Burger King and left with him following the shooting. Jarrett testified he heard a "pop" while...

January 14, 2014 - 7:35pm
2 years 32 weeks ago

Timothy Daniel, the man accused of shooting and killing 61-year-old Charles Hooper at the South Zanesville Burger King on Oct. 31, represented himself in the courtroom Tuesday.

During opening statements, Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox called Daniel, 34, "cold blooded" for the "violent and unnecessary" death of Hooper, who was eating breakfast in a nearby booth when he heard Daniel and his then-girlfriend, Darlene Bender, arguing. Haddox said in an "...

June 13, 2013 - 5:37pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

Richard Klein, his wife Kasey and their two boys, Ayden and Anthony went on a camping trip the night of June 3, 2011 and pitched their tent just 24 feet away from the Muskingum River. When they awoke the next morning, the body of 3-year-old Ayden was floating in the river and two-year-old Anthony has never been found.

The Klein's were tried together in 2012 and convicted of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children. Both were sentenced to 12 years in prison but were eventually...

June 11, 2013 - 6:03pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

Tuesday morning, a jury of 7 women and 5 men were seated in the trial of Richard Klein. Both the prosecution and the defense made opening statements in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. Assistant Prosecutor, Bob Smith described the death of the Klein's two boys as a human tragedy that could have been avoided and told the jury that he's confident Klein and his wife failed to exercise standard care for their children.

"The deaths of these two boys could have been avoided, had the...

January 31, 2012 - 1:42pm
4 years 30 weeks ago

Day two of the trial of  Richard and Kasey Klein is underway in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

The couple is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangering in the death of Kasey's two children Ayden Cecil and Anthony Tullius.

WHIZ News Reporter Nichole Medaugh says that testimony  Tuesday morning came from two fishermen at Ellis Dam the day the two boys went missing.

Chris Griffiths camps at the dam regularly and said...

April 9, 2010 - 4:35pm
6 years 20 weeks ago

A Newark man accused of taking part in a fatal stabbing last August is found competent to stand trial.

According to court documents, a hearing took place in Licking County Common Pleas Court on Thursday where a ruling was made that 46-year-old William Withem is competent to stand trial.

Withem is charged with aggravated murder, murder and aggravated burglary in connection with the death of John Stouffer.

The 25-year-old Stouffer was...

March 2, 2010 - 2:51pm
6 years 25 weeks ago

Licking County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Marcelain says 28-year-old Matthew Craig is incompetent to stand trail.

Craig was accused back in October of setting two fires in Newark and was charged with one count of arson and one count of aggravated arson.

Marcelain says based on evidence that was presented in court, he determined that Craig has a severe mental illness and didn't not understand the charges brought against him. So, Craig will go through treatment for six months...

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