7/28/2014 5:09 PM
by Mike Bundt
BECKLEY- A man facing first-degree murder charges had his request denied in court Monday.
24 year-old Donald Dunn Jr. appeared in Raleigh County Court Monday, requesting a brief continuance. Dunn recently had surgery and will be on medication. His lawyer also requested more time for recent discovervies that he wouldn't have time to go over before the trial. Judge John Hutchison denied that request. Dunn is charged in the death of his step-father Mark McDermott and for attempting to kill his mother in 2013. The trial will begin on August 5th. Dunn remains in Southern Regional Jail without bond.