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Two defendants have been charged related to a May 2015 murder.
October 05, 2015
 

Language from probable cause statement for Eugene Johnson: "On May 27, 2015, police and emergency personnel arrived at 7XX Doddridge, outside of Playboy Cappuccino Lounge, at approximately 9:45 pm. At the scene, they found the victim, R.C., lying in the street. R.C. was pronounced deceased at the scene. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head. During an interview with a witness, I learned that the defendant, Alejo Hamilton and the victim arranged to meet in order for the defendants to purchase marijuana.  During the encounter, Hamilton displayed and pointed a firearm at R.C. Hamilton then threatened the victim and attempted to steal the marijuana. The defendant got into a struggle with the victim. Subsequently, Hamilton shot R.C. in the head."

 

Language from probable cause statement for Alejo Hamilton: "On May 27, 2015, police and emergency personnel arrived at 7XX Doddridge, outside of Playboy Cappuccino Lounge, at approximately 9:45 pm. At the scene, they found the victim, R.C., lying in the street. R.C. was pronounced deceased at the scene. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head. During an interview with a witness, I learned that the defendant, Eugene Johnson and the victim arranged to meet in order for the defendants to purchase marijuana.  During the encounter, the defendant displayed and pointed a firearm at R.C.. The defendant then threatened the victim and attempted to steal the marijuana. Subsequently, the defendant shot R.C. in the head. I have been informed that the defendant is a previously convicted felon. "

 

 

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty. 

 
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