Jury seated in murder of Morgan County teenager

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A jury has been seated in a high-profile Morgan County murder trial.

Riley Crossman

Prosecutors and defense attorneys chose 12 jurors and two alternates Friday during proceedings in the Morgan County Courthouse to hear murder charges against Andy McCauley.

McCauley, 43, is charged in the May 2019 murder of 15-year-old Riley Crossman of Berkeley Springs.

McCauley’s attorneys had previously sought a change of venue but that was denied by Circuit Judge Debra McLaughlin.

The trial is scheduled to begin Monday, April 26.

Andy McCauley

McCauley was the boyfriend of Crossman’s mother at the time of Riley Crossman’s disappearance on May 8, 2019. Her body was found eight days later in a secluded area near Martinsburg. Investigators said drywall mud found on the girl’s body matched drywall mud found in McCauley’s work truck.

Crossman texted her boyfriend the night of her disappearance that McCauley was in her room and she was scared.

McCauley is being held without bail in the Eastern Regional Jail.

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