The Times West Virginian

July 2, 2013

Attorney to stand trial in November

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Stephen Sean Murphy, the Morgantown attorney indicted on malicious assault of another attorney at the Marion County Courthouse in January, will stand trial in November.

At his arraignment Tuesday, Murphy was scheduled for trial Nov. 6-8 by Judge Christoper C. Wilkes of the 23rd Judicial Court of West Virginia.

Both Marion County circuit judges, David R. Janes and Michael Aloi, and Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Wilson have recused themselves from the trial.

Special prosecutor Michael Parker of Elkins is representing the state. Paul Harris of Wheeling is defending Murphy.

Murphy is charged with the malicious assault of fellow Morgantown attorney Scott Radman on Jan. 22 on the fourth floor of the J. Harper Meredith Building, just off the cross-over to the courthouse.

Radman was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment of head injuries.

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