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FIRST ON WOAY: Daugherty pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

Local - 11/21/2013 4:04 PM by Rebecca Turco

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PINEVILLE - A Wyoming County man charged with a 2010 murder pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter. 

Harold Daugherty, 69, of Hanover was sentenced to four years in Southern Regional Jail. Daugherty initially planned to take the stand, but Prosecuting Attorney Mike Cochrane told Newswatch that Daugherty pleaded before the state finished presenting their evidence. 

Daugherty had faced charges of first-degree murder and wanton endangerment.

The murder happened in the North Springs community of Wyoming County. Huff was killed while riding an ATV with his brother and Daugherty was apprehended after a 45 minute standoff. 

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ORIGINAL: 11/20/13, 5:02 p.m.

PINEVILLE - The trial continues for a Wyoming County man charged with murder three years ago.

Harold Daugherty, 69, of Hanover is accused of shooting Timothy Huff, 50, in May of 2010. Daugherty faces charges of first-degree murder and wanton endangerment.

The state began calling witnesses Wednesday and will continue to do so through Thursday. Officials said Daugherty is planning on testifying as the trial continues.

Prosecuting Attorney Mike Cochrane said the initial news of the murder shocked the community. Cochrane hopes justice prevails. "We'll prosecute to the full extent of the law and that's what we're doing in this case," he said. "We will keep going until we feel justice is served."

The murder happened in the North Springs community of Wyoming County. Huff was killed while riding an ATV with his brother and Daugherty was apprehended after a 45 minute standoff.

Officials for the Prosecuting Attorney's Office expect the trial to continue at least through the week.


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