By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian
The first-degree murder trial for Kristyn Lorraine Palmer, the Baxter woman charged
with the premeditated shooting death of her father in December 2011, has
been continued to the June term of the Marion County Circuit Court.
In a status hearing Thursday morning before Circuit Judge Michael Aloi,
defense attorney Christine Mulligan presented the motion so she and
defense co-counsel Fran Whiteman could have time to review the
approximately 30,000 images on a computer disc retrievable only by the
West Virginia State Police Forensics Lab.
Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick N. Wilson objected, saying
defense has had the disc.
Palmer's trial is now set for late September. This is her sixth trial date.
Her husband, Michael Palmer, faces the same charges in the crime. He is
scheduled to go to trial this summer.