Suppression hearing held in Mayor of War murder trial

Local - 2/24/2014 1:37 PM by Derek Dole
MCDOWELL COUNTY - A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of killing the Mayor of War.

Officials with the McDowell County prosecutor's office say Rebecca Lynn Hatcher killed her father-in-law, the former War mayor, Thomas Hatcher. She was found not guilty of the murder in July of 2012. The jury was hung on a conspiracy charge. 

Hatcher was suppose to be retried Monday in Welch, but a suppression hearing resulted in a new trial date of June 2nd Judge Rick Murensky agreed this Monday morning to allow the prosecution to use all evidence obtained during the investigation in the trial.

Her alleged accomplice, Earl Click Jr., was found guilty of murder earlier this month.


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