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Logan man indicted for murder of mother-in-law

AM Stone | WVOW News

LOGAN A total of 61 indictments have been handed down by the Logan County Grand Jury, including a charge of first degree murder for a Logan County man accused of shooting his mother-in-law.

The shooting occurred at Huffman Branch Road in Pecks Mill back on October fifteenth. The Grand Jury charges that 22-year-old Zachery Curtis Ball, of Stollings, shot and killed his mother-in-law, 42-year-old Lamanda Vance at her residence.

During Ball's preliminary hearing on October 21, 2022, Logan County Deputy T.C. Johnson said he arrived on the scene and discovered the deceased Vance with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Witnesses to the killing said Ball shot the victim and left on foot. According to the complaint, he was discovered in a culvert a short time later.

Logan County Prosecuting Attorney David Wandling wants to remind the public that all defendants are still considered innocent until proven guilty.

"I'm not permitted to talk publicly about these cases," Wandling told WVOW News. "I'm not here today to sway anyone one way or the other. Everyone is presumed innocent until a jury of their peers hears the evidence and decides otherwise. All of the these individuals will have their day in court should they choose to have it. An indictment is not evidence of a crime. It's just a charging document."

Wandling said the Grand Jury will convene again in September.

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