WAYNE, W.Va. — A Wayne County grand jury will next consider the case of an East Lynn woman who claims she shot and killed her ex-boyfriend to protect herself and their kids.
Erica Streets, 31, of East Lynn, was in Wayne County Magistrate Court on Tuesday for a preliminary court hearing following her arrest on a first degree murder charge last week.
State Police said the body of Julius Davis, 51, of Wayne, was found in a shallow grave.
Daniel Kirkpatrick, 51, of East Lynn, is charged as an accessory for allegedly burying the body of Davis and destroying evidence. He waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
Troopers said Streets claimed she shot Davis in the head while he was in bed because he abused her and their children.