PROBABLE CAUSE FOUND Shooting Charges Against Hiram Lewis Sent To Clay Grand Jury
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Bob Aaron
Also Contributing: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Jun. 19, 2012 5:03 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012 5:10 PM EDT
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, Clay County
, West Virginia
There is enough evidence to send shooting charges against a former GOP candidate for WV attorney general to a Clay County grand jury.
A magistrate made that ruling today in Clay. Lawyer Hiram Lewis is charged with malicious wounding and wanton endangerment for allegedly shooting and wounding a homeless man who had been staying with him at his Clay County cabin.
Against the advice his lawyer, Lewis took the stand and testified he acted in self-defense when he kneecapped Stephen Bogart as he tried to enter the cabin.
A trooper testified the victim had been living in the home and that his personal effects were inside when they searched it.
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