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Huntington Murder Case Moves To Grand Jury

Reported: Apr. 21, 2014 5:03 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 21, 2014 5:36 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Darrah Wilcox) -- The case against a Huntington murder suspect will move to Cabell County Circuit Court.

Anthony Gaston is accused of shooting Ronald Eugene Thomas in the head twice on Monroe Avenue earlier this month. Thomas died in the hospital several days later. Gaston's attorney argued that Thomas and another defendant in the case, Angel Lucas, were the aggressors during a chase that spanned from Hal Greer Boulevard to West 17th Street on April 6, and led to an altercation between Gaston and the other two on Monroe Avenue just before the shooting.

One witness testified she had just called 911 to report the fight outside her house when she saw Gaston shoot Thomas.

Another witness said he recalled Gaston trying to get away from Lucas and Thomas, and hearing them make threats toward him, but he did not actually see the shooting.

Magistrate Dan Goheen found probable cause to send the case to a grand jury.



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