- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - A man accused of killing his ex-wife in Fairmont before turning the gun on himself - and surviving - is set to go to trial.

The Times West Virginian reports (https://bit.ly/2bPTwOx) that according to court records, 57-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Hovatter will have his case presented to a Marion County jury next week. Jury selection is expected to occur Wednesday.

Hovatter is accused of entering a Fairmont home in July 2015 and fatally shooting his ex-wife, 62-year-old Nancy Shaw. He then shot himself, but survived.

A grand jury indicted Hovatter on a first-degree murder charge in February. Hovatter has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In May, Hovatter’s attorney Neal Hamilton tried unsuccessfully for Hovatter’s trial to be moved out of Marion County.


Information from: Times West Virginian, https://www.timeswv.com

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