JUDGE DELAYS TRIAL Malicious Wounding Trial Delayed Until Nov. 9
Reported by: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 6, 2012 10:56 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 6, 2012 12:20 PM EDT
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The malicious wounding trial of a man accused in a baseball bat beating that sent two people to the hospital has been delayed.
Prosecutors were not ready to try Charles Woodson in Kanawha Circuit Court Thursday. They said a key medical witness to one of the two victims’ head injuries had retired and was not available. Woodson wanted his trial Thursday, but Judge Tod Kaufman moved it to Nov. 9.
Woodson’s son, Kenneth, also was arrested in the incident that occurred on Charleston’s West Side. Jillian Hagelin and Andrew Watson were hit multiple times with a baseball bat outside a home on Madison Street. Kenneth Woodson told police he was the victim and was, in effect, being arrested for being beaten up.