Update: Judge agrees to bring special prosecutor into Madison Wine case

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 4:42 AM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Judge Beane has granted a motion by defense attorneys to appoint a special prosecutor for the trial of Madison Wine.

That ruling means Wine’s trial, scheduled for next week, will be postponed.



Attorneys for a woman accused in connection with a deadly fire nearly 2 1/2 years ago are requesting prosecutors be removed from the case.

They asked Circuit Judge J.D. Beane Monday to recuse the Wood County Prosecutor’s office, and that a special prosecutor be hired.

Madison Wine was indicted on four counts of murder, after the May, 2019 fire in which two Davisville residents died. She was a juvenile at the time.

Judge Beane is expected to rule on the motion this week.

Wine also was charged with one count each of attempted murder, first-degree arson and cruelty to animals when she was indicted in September, 2019.

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