(02/11/2005)
MAN KILLED FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - Two Logan County people have been charged with killing a man while trying to steal his medication.

Brian Johnson, 19, and Alice Adams, 30, have been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and robbery. They are accused of killing William Joseph Vinson, 48, of Logan, who was reported missing on Jan. 18.

The couple wrapped his body in a sheet and hid it under tires.

The drugs included Colonopin, which Vinson took because he suffered from seizures.

JACKSON COUNTY FIRE DEATHS - Investigators in Jackson County are waiting for autopsy results for a man and woman believed to have died in a murder-suicide.

Wanda Engle, 66, and her husband, Calvin Engle Sr., 70, were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

"It appears from the evidence that he probably killed Wanda and attempted to burn the residence using gasoline and propane tanks," said the Jackson County Sheriffs Dept.

MAN KILLED HIS FRIEND - A Charleston man who says he shot his friend by accident nearly a year-and-a-half ago will spend a year in jail.

Twenty-year-old Christopher David Fisher was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

The charge stems from the October 2003 death of 16-year-old Dustin Fields. The Charleston teen was struck in the chest by a round from a 12-gauge shotgun. Police say the shooting occurred while the two were preparing to go hunting.

The victim's family was awarded a 101-thousand-dollar wrongful death settlement from Fisher's insurance company.

BECKLEY MAN KILLS WIFE, SON - State Police say a Glen Morgan man killed his wife and stepson and then shot himself after a family argument.

Forty-two-year-old Greg Lambert shot his wife and the 14-year-old boy. They were dead when police arrived and Lambert died a short time later.


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