EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSuspect Charged, Investigation Continues Into Four Clarksburg Murders
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Reported by: Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 27, 2013 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 27, 2013 6:36 PM EDT
Clarksburg, Harrison County , West Virginia
The investigation continues into Friday’s quadruple murder in Clarksburg.
Sydney Muller, 27, has been charged with all four murders.
Police said Muller shot Christopher Hart, 26, and Todd Russell Amos, 29, in an apartment around 4:30 a.m. in a Clarksburg apartment, then shot and killed newspaper carriers Freddy Donald Swiger, 70, and his son, Fred Swiger, 47, who he ran into on his way out.
Prosecutors said the apartment killings stemmed from a drug-related incident, possibly retaliation from a past drug deal.
Neighbors said the area where the shootings took place is known for drug activity.
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