FAIRMONT — Muller requested a courtappointed attorney. When asked if he would like to exercise his right to a felony preliminary hearing, in which a prosecuting attorney must demonstrate there is enough evidence to present the case to a grand jury for indictment, he responded, “Whatever is fastest.”
He opted for the preliminary hearing.
Because the crime took place in Harrison County, Reed-Vanata said the preliminary hearing and all further legal proceedings will continue in Harrison County. In the majority of cases, she said, the circuit judge will not consider issuing a bond until after the preliminary hearing has taken place.
Muller is currently being held at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County. The sentence for first-degree murder, if convicted, is life in prison for each count.
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