Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Trial to Start in Marmet Killing

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Trial to Start in Marmet Killing

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Opening statements are set to begin this morning in the murder trial for a man charged with killing a Charleston man in a Marmet apartment in 2013. Miguel Quinones, 37, is accused of murder in the death of Kareem Hunter, 28. His trial began Monday with jury selection in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Judge Joanna Tabit set opening statements for 9:30 a.m. today.

The trial has been delayed multiple times. Quinones has gone through more than 10 appointed defense attorneys since the charges were filed against him in 2014. Some of the lawyers have asked to be taken off the case after Quinones filed or threatened to file ethics complaints against them, while others have had conflicts and had to resign.

Beckley attorneys Robert Dunlap and Amy Osgood were appointed in September. At the time, the judge told Quinones then that they would be the last lawyers she appoints him. …

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