Trial date set for man charged with murder

Local - 3/29/2013 1:30 AM by Courtney Rosemond

BECKLEY-A suspect charged with murder in Mercer County was in a Raleigh county courtroom Thursday.

Gerald Liittle had his initial hearing in Raleigh county circuit court Thursday. He is charged with the murder of Jerry Buckner at a Highland Avenue home in Princeton in March of 2012. A motion was granted in December for a change of venue due to conflicts with the family members of the victim. Little waived his right for a speedy trial before special Judge John Hrko. A motions hearing has been scheduled for October 5th and the trial is set to begin on October 15th. Little remains in Southern Regional Jail without bond.


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