MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The trial has began for a man accused of murder after he cut a woman’s throat and threw her body off a bridge.
The incident occurred back in October of 2017. According to court documents, Stacy Edward Burrell, struck a woman in the head with a 2 by 4 piece of lumber. He then cut her neck with a box cutter and threw her off a bridge. The woman survived the assault.
Burrell was charged with malicious assault and attempted murder in the first degree. Burrell is set to appear before Judge Mark Wills.