Upshur County man enters Kennedy plea in 2018 fatal stabbing

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An Upshur County man accused of stabbing and killing another man in Buckhannon in March 2018 submitted a Kennedy plea on Thursday.

Timothy McWilliams, 66, of Buckhannon was charged with murder after deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department found Leo McWilliams with a stab wound to his neck on West Victoria Street in Buckhannon. Leo McWilliams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Timothy McWilliams was arraigned in an Upshur County courtroom in January 2019.

At his pre-trial hearing on Thursday, April 11, Timothy McWilliams entered a Kennedy plea for voluntary manslaughter. A Kennedy plea means Timothy McWilliams does not admit guilt, but he acknowledges that there is enough evidence to convict him. The plea is currently under advisement by Judge Kurt Hall while he awaits a presentencing investigation.

Timothy McWilliams will have his next hearing on July 3 at 2 p.m.

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