BECKLEY - The murder trial involving 33 year old Jeremy James Lambert and 25 year old Cyan Maroney got very emotional in the court room on Friday.
Not only were the witnesses emotional, but so was almost everyone in the gallery, including the members of the Maroney and Lambert families.
Cross examination of the defendant started off the trial Friday morning and Lambert admits, under oath, that he has never been through a military attack, but started suffering from psychological issues after his honorable discharge from the army. Lambert went to Kuwait during war time while he was in the air force and worked as a patrolman for the base. He recounted multiple air-raid drills, but said his base was never hit. He went to Arizona and enlisted in the army, but was discharged for medical reasons; he was diagnosed with PTSD. He had continued receiving checks from 50% of his military pay, and lived in Arizona for awhile longer before returning to Oak Hill to live with his mother.
Lambert's mother was the next witness called to the stand. Jill Lambert said he seemed different when he got home. She mentioned that he was 'dark.' Fast forwarding to the night of October 2, 2011, she explained the phone call she received from Jeremy the night he committed murder: "He said, 'I'm sorry mom' I said what are you talking about? He just said, I stabbed her," said Jill Lambert.
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