The Times West Virginian

May 17, 2013

Horton case goes to jury

Members to decide if he’s guilty of crimes at which he was not present by having helped plan them

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — It’s all up to the jury.

A six-man, six-woman panel was given the case of William Horton Jr. late Thursday afternoon by Marion Circuit Court Judge Michael Aloi after Marion County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Freeman and defense attorney David DeMoss concluded two days of proceedings.

They will decide whether Horton is guilty of four crimes at which he was not physically present by having helped plan them.

The jury could find the 30-year-old Horton either guilty or not guilty of two counts of nighttime burglary and two counts of nighttime robbery, all felonies.

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