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Webster County Woman Appears in Court Following Murder Conviction Reversal

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Julia Surbaugh, 50 Julia Surbaugh, 50

On Tuesday, a Webster County woman appeared in court with her lawyer for the first time since West Virginia Supreme Court's reversal of her murder conviction and life sentence without mercy.

Julia Surbaugh, 50, was charged with first degree murder in 2010 after state police said she shot her husband, Michael, in the head three times in August 2009.

Last November, the Supreme Court granted Surbaugh a new trial, remanding the case back to the circuit court.

A judge set bail for Surbaugh at $130,000 during her status hearing on Tuesday. The Webster County Prosecuting Attorney said Surbaugh would be eligible for home confinement if she is able to post bond.

Surbaugh is to appear in court on April 15 for another status hearing. She is in the Central Regional Jail.