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Man's charge elevated to 2nd degree murder


MATEWAN A man’s charge in Mingo County, after he was arrested last week as accessory to murder,had his charges elevated to second-degree murder.

West Virginia State Police is still looking for another suspect in a murder investigation out of Matewan. According to troopers, the murder happened around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April tenth a week ago at the Magnolia Gardens Apartments. According to the state police 27 year old Cory Marcum, of North Matewan, was found dead from an apparent stab wound in the thigh.

David Tidwell, 40 of Chattaroy, along with five other suspects, was arrested and charged with a felony charge of accessory after the fact for murder. Tidwell’s charges were upgraded to second-degree murder Friday.

Troopers say they are also searching for another person who is facing the same charges. State Police are looking for a 42-year-old William Friend, of Parkersburg. Mr. Friend reportedly answers to the name “Boo.”

A total of six people were arrested and charged with accessory after the fact for murder. Only Mr. Tidwell’s charges have been elevated, thus far.

Follow the link below to see the names of the other defendants so far in this investigation.



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