ROMNEY, W.Va. — Three preliminary hearings are scheduled Monday afternoon in connection with a Hampshire County murder case.

Mandy O’Hara, 36, John Shoemaker, 21, and Gabriella Clutter, 21, all of Capon Bridge, are charged in the Sept. 26 death of O’Hara’s estranged husband Michael O’Hara.

Mandy O’Hara and Shoemaker allegedly broke into Michael O’Hara’s Slanesville area home, killed him, tied his body to a car and then dragged it to the Cacapon River. O’Hara and Shoemaker are charged with murder, Clutter with conspiracy. All three remain in jail.

Investigators said the O’Haras were involved in a custody battle over their five children.

A magistrate will decide if there’s enough evidence to forward the charges to a Hampshire County grand jury.

The preliminary hearings begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday.


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  • JOHN

    Have these 3 been to trial yet?

  • Brendan O'Hara

    I hope she rots in hell..his father passed after too..was both born the same day..thinking of his bro my hubby his mother sister brother and his second wife mel.. And hus kids we have never met no one else....

  • Diane

    I hope they all get what they deserve. Custody battles, if that was the reasoning behind this awful deed, will never be solved like this. Now the children don't have any parents. Where is the sense in that?

  • Joe

    These three actually look like some kind of humanoid rats.