CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A preliminary hearing for a man charged with four murders in Harrison County is delayed indefinitely.
Sidney Muller, 27, of Fairmont was due to appear at a probable cause hearing Tuesday in Clarksburg. Muller is accused in the shooting death of Todd Amos, Christopher Hart, and father and son Fred and Freddie Swiger back on July 26.
The shooting happened in the early morning hours. Police say Amos and Hart were shot in a drug deal, but the Swigers were unconnected to the deal and were delivering newspapers in the neighborhood. Police say they were killed by Muller for no reason after he left the house and ran into the duo.
Muller’s lawyer requested a continuance in the probable cause hearing and a judge granted it to Muller could undergo a mental competency examination. The judge granted the continuance, but so far has not signed off on the examination.
The hearing is postponed until the mental exam is complete.