The Times West Virginian

March 16, 2013

Michael Palmer has new trial date

Request was first in volley of motions made in murder case

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Michael Ian Palmer has a new trial date, his fourth since July 2012.

The Baxter resident, charged with the capital murder of his father-in-law, Everett Wilson, will go on trial in July for the December 2011 crime. He had been set to go on trial April 15, the same date as his wife, Kristyn Palmer, also charged with the same crime.

This request was the first volley in a barrage of motions filed by Palmer’s attorney, Stephen Sean Murphy, Friday morning before Marion County Circuit Judge Michael Aloi.

Murphy requested a postponement until May 15 because of a “morass” of evidence “stacked to the ceiling” he said “had just been dumped” on him, including hundreds of pages of documents, computer files and numerous CDs.

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