State of West Virginia v. Paul Newcomb

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This is the appeal of the criminal case tried before a jury in the Circuit Court of Logan County. Paul Newcomb was convicted of first-degree murder and received a sentence of life in prison, without a recommendation of mercy, meaning he will not be eligible for parole. He claims that the trial court committed reversible error by failing to strike certain jurors for cause. He also says certain statements, as well as the murder weapon, should have been excluded. He asks the Court to reverse the conviction and grant him a new trial.