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The Toledo Municipal Court will soon open a Domestic Violence Waiting Room. Those involved hope it will increase victim participation in the court process, as well as provide a safe location for them.More >>
The Toledo Municipal Court will soon open a Domestic Violence Waiting Room for victims. Those involved hope it will increase victim participation in the court process, as well as provide a safe location for them.More >>
(Toledo News Now) -
and kidnapping charges against two northwest Ohio men have been dropped in a
West Virginia cold case investigation. Now the men are walking free on a
in West Virginia say they still think Charles Freeman and David Hughes are
responsible for the kidnapping and murder that occurred in Lewis County, WV in
1999. In September, Freeman was arrested in Napoleon, and Hughes in Archbold.
the prosecutor says all charges against the pair have been dropped because
there was an error in the charging process. The magistrate who signed the
original warrants for their arrest was a former deputy who investigated the
case in 1999. The defense says this violates their right to a fair trial.
Lewis County Prosecutor says they agreed and dropped the charges, but says the
county can re-file charges against Freeman and Hughes in the future. He says
for now they will continue the investigation.