|By Dianne Weaver|
A Gilmer County man convicted of murder has attempted to hang himself
Huttonsville Correctional Center. Craig Craft, 36, was found guilty of
murder in the shooting death of John P. Shock of Normantown, February, 1996. Prison
Craft is in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in
Craft tried to hang himself Monday in a janitor's closet. Warden Bill
Haines said Craft
got out of bed after a 3:01 a.m. bed check, got a chair and took it to
a closet. He tied
an extension cord around his neck, kicking the chair away, according
to Haines. He
was discovered fourteen minutes later during another bed check.
Craft killed the Normantown man with a .44 Magnum, shooting him in the
back of the head at a close range of 3-4 feet.
Shock's body was discovered between Point Pleasant WV and Racine, Ohio on the WV side of the river, by a bargeman passing by, about 3 months after the shooting.