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Man Charged In Gruesome Murder Wheeled Into Court On Gurney
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Aug. 17, 2012 2:09 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 17, 2012 9:46 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The man accused of killing his co-worker and then burying her dismembered body in his yard was wheeled into Kanawha County Circuit Court Friday afternoon on a gurney.
Charles March is charged in the gruesome murder of Kathy Goble. Police say March buried her head and other body parts in his Chesapeake yard. He was in court on Friday for his arraignment.
March pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and concealment of a body. He will also undergo a competency exam at the request of his lawyer. March tried to commit suicide last week by jumping from the second tier of the commons area of the South Central Regional Jail.
Bloom also issued a gag order for all law enforcement and lawyers involved in the case, which means they are not permitted to speak to the media.
March's trial date has been set for December 10, 2012.
Goble's remains were found in late April, nearly two years to the day that she was last seen at the Walmart on Corridor G. Goble and March were employees of Kelley's Men's Shop, located on the capital city's West Side.
March previously confessed to the killing. But in a suicide note, he declared his love for his children and grandchildren and said he couldn't go to prison for something he didn't do.
Suspect In Goble Slaying Attempts Suicide
Reported: Aug. 8, 2012 4:21 PM
Updated: Aug. 8, 2012 4:44 PM
A man accused of killing his co-worker and then burying her dismembered body in his yard tried to kill himself in jail, South Central Regional Jail Acting Administrator Steven Crook said.
Charles March, 60, of Chesapeake tried to commit suicide about 7 a.m. Wednesday by jumping off the top tier of a cell block, Crook said. He said March jumped about 20 feet and suffered minor injuries, including to his elbow and ankles. March also may have a back injury.
The suspect was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division and is expected to be OK, Crook said. A hospital spokeswoman said late Wednesday afternoon that she had no record of him being treated there.
March is accused of murdering Kathy Goble. She disappeared in 2010. Police found her dismembered remains buried in March's yard two years and one day after she was last seen.
March worked with Goble at Kelley's Men’s Shop in Charleston. He was indicted last month for murder and concealment of a deceased human body.
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