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.