The Times West Virginian

Local News

February 13, 2013

Status hearing set for Washington on Feb. 28

FAIRMONT — Eddie Jack Washington is one step closer to being returned to Fairmont.

On Feb. 7, Washington was arrested without incident in Tampa, Fla., by U.S. Marshals and charged with the as-of-yet unprosecuted execution-style slaying of three Fairmont residents in 1974 at Windmill Park.

Washington was expected to appear before Judge Walter R. Heinrich on Tuesday morning in Hillsborough County Courthouse to hear terms of his extradition.

“He will be extradited to West Virginia within the next two weeks,” said Fairmont Police Chief Kelley D. Moran.

Arrangements are incomplete for that move, he added.

Washington is charged with the triple homicide of Guy Lester Phillips, 20, and his wife, Wanda Jane Phillips, 19, and Billy Ray Cobb, 27.

Their lifeless bodies were found Aug. 2, 1974, in the remote city park. All had been shot in the back of the head and were lying face up one by one by one in a row. All were fully clothed and showed signs of struggle.

Washington waived his right to extradition Friday in an initial appearance before a magistrate in Hillsborough County Circuit Court, according to Moran.

After his return to Marion County, he will be lodged at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddrige County.

“He needs to be arraigned on criminal charges,” Moran said. “Those charges will be for the triple homicide.

“There is a possibility an additional arrest will be made,” he said without further elaboration.

He praised all involved in the investigation.

“I think everyone did an outstanding job.”

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Chamber hosts adult education event

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce helped local adults find new opportunities through its Beyond the Backyard adult education event Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fairmont man pleads guilty to sexual assault, burglary

    A Fairmont man will serve three to 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting a juvenile and for nighttime burglaries.

    July 29, 2014

  • Car in standing water.JPG Sunday’s storm left standing water, flooding

     Residents and emergency crews continued to clean up the mess Monday from Sunday evening’s storms.
    Mark Paquette, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said Sunday’s storm brought heavy rain to the area. He said the worst of the weather for the week happened Sunday.
    For the rest of the week’s forecast, Paquette said the area should expect more rain this week but nothing to be concerned with.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Some county schools offer free lunch, breakfast

    They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
    That’s not really true, at least for students at Monongah, East Park and Watson elementary schools, thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision.
    The program is part of President Barack Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and allows all students at those schools to eat breakfast and lunch for free, regardless of their families’ yearly income.
    A school can use the program if 40 percent or more of its students qualify for free or reduced lunch as of the 2012-13 academic year.

    July 29, 2014

  • GAYLE MANCHIN SPEAKING -TS.jpg Manchin: Common Core ‘politicized’

     The state didn’t do a very good job of “telling the story” of Common Core standards, state school board president Gayle Manchin said Monday morning, which opened the door for an onslaught of public and administrative criticism of something few understand.
    And when you don’t tell your story, Manchin explained, someone else is sure to and they may not get it right. And that’s what she believes has happened with the message of Common Core — inaccurate social media posts, online petitions against the standards, pages dedicated to protesting them.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • GregoryDuckworth3823274.jpg Morgantown man arrested for rape of girl, 12

     A Morgantown man has been arrested for the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Marion County.
    Gregory Paul Duckworth, 24, of Morgantown, was taken into custody by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department on Friday and has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
    Detective Jeannette Williamson said on July 24, a 13-year-old female revealed in a Child Advocacy Center interview that on May 3, 2013, she was forced to have sex with Duckworth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Monongah water plant receives positive report

    The Town of Monongah’s water plant has received a positive report — with no violations — from the state.
    On June 17, the water plant underwent its annual inspection by the state. Because of a loss of people that the water system serves, due to population drop with people moving away, Monongah was not required to collect as many samples for the recent inspection, said Bill McCombs, councilman and operator for the town’s water plant.

    July 29, 2014

  • Some county schools offer free lunch, breakfast

    They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

    July 28, 2014

  • Boil-water notice lifted

    The boil-water notice issued for School Street in Barrackville and surrounding areas has been lifted.

    July 28, 2014

  • Monongah water plant receives positive report

    The Town of Monongah’s water plant has received a positive report — with no violations — from the state.

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads