Man arrested and charged with murder in Upshur County

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A man was arrested and charged with murder in Upshur County Thursday.

Timothy McWilliams, 65, is accused of murdering Leo McWilliams, according to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded to call about a self-inflicted stab wound on West Victoria Street. When they arrived on scene, they found Leo McWilliams unconscious on the floor with a laceration wound to the neck, deputies said.

Leo McWilliams was pronounced dead on scene, deputies said.

Timothy McWilliams was also found with a laceration wound to the forearm, deputies said. He was transported by EMS to St. Joseph’s Hospital, treated and released to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, where he was charged with murder.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Buckhannon Police Department and will handle the investigation.

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