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Grand jury charges 2 men with 1st-degree murder in 1999 disappearance of W.Va. woman, daughter
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:49 PM EDT
Two men face murder charges stemming from the 1999 disappearance of a West Virginia woman and her daughter.
Lewis County Circuit Court Judge Kurt Hall ordered the indictment unsealed Thursday morning following Freeman's arrest on Wednesday in Ohio.
The men are accused of killing 69-year-old Maxine Stalnaker and her daughter, 46-year-old Mary Friend, both of the Jane Lew area. The women disappeared in December 1999. Their bodies haven't been found.
Metz is Friend's son and Stalnaker's grandson.
Co-defendant David Hughes of Archbold pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He is awaiting sentencing.