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UPDATE: Charleston Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

By: Jeremy Edwards; Katelyn Sykes Email
By: Jeremy Edwards; Katelyn Sykes Email

UPDATE 1/18/13 @ 11:35 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A deadly fight on Charleston's west side could land a woman in behind bars.

During a hearing Friday, Stacey McCormick pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. That's a misdemeanor.

Investigators say McCormick stabbed David Snyder at their apartment back in August. He died a few days later from a blood clot caused by the stabbing.

McCormick faces up to a year in prison. She's scheduled to be sentenced on March 1.



UPDATE 9/12/12 @ 10:15 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Bond was denied for a woman accused of killing her boyfriend on Charleston's west side.

Stacey McCormick, 30, is charged with first-degree murder.

Police say McCormick stabbed David Snyder in the lung at an apartment along Washington Street West back in August. He later died.

Right now, McCormick is being held without bond.

During a hearing Thursday, McCormick's attorney asked for her bond to be set at $25,000 and then McCormick would remain on home confinement until the case moves forward.

McCormick's attorney says she should not be facing a murder charge. He thought the charge should be lowered to manslaughter.

The prosecutor disagreed and said preliminary reports show Snyder died of a blood clot in the lung, caused by the stabbing.

The judge denied the bond motion. McCormick will now remain in jail until her next court hearing.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 8/27/12 @ 10:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case against a woman accused of killing her boyfriend on the city's West Side continues to move forward.

Stacey McCormick, 30, was in court Monday for her preliminary hearing. She faces a first-degree murder charge.

Police say McCormick stabbed David Snyder in the chest at an apartment along Washington Street West earlier this month.

Snyder was taken to the hospital, but he left before a doctor released him. He died shortly after from blood clots.

The judge determined there was enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.



UPDATE 8/20/12 @ 4:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A stabbing investigation in Charleston is now a murder chase.

Stacey McCormick, 30, is now facing first-degree murder charges after the victim, David Snyder, died Sunday.

WSAZ.com talked Monday with the victim’s family. They said the couple had a history of domestic violence. David Snyder’s sister, Marsha Snyder, claimed McCormick said she would eventually kill David.

Charleston Police said that’s exactly what happened after she allegedly stabbed him last week. After several days in the hospital, David died.

"He was a good person,” said Marsha Snyder, David’s sister. “He had a good heart and tried to help everybody out."

All Marsha Snyder has left of her older brother David are pictures and memories.

Charleston Police said David was stabbed in the chest by McCormick, who was his girlfriend. It happened Thursday, Aug. 16. McCormick was charged with malicious wounding but now faces murder charges after David died on Sunday.

"He went to the hospital, he was at the hospital, treated at the hospital and then left,” Charleston Police Sgt. Bobby Eggleton said. “When I got the phone call that he had passed away, yeah I was shocked by it."

So was David’s family. They said David came home from the hospital on Sunday and was doing fine until he collapsed. Doctor’s said he had several blood clots in his lung from the stabbing.

"She has made remarks. She said eventually she would end up killing him, and so that's what she done," Marsha Snyder said.

She said there’s a history of violence between David and McCormick. Police said there was even a domestic violence petition filed.

"It's not the first time that she's mistreated my brother,” she said. “I mean she's beat him with a ball bat, golf clubs, you name it."

Now this family is left to cope with the sudden loss of their loved one, and the woman charged with his death sits in jail.

"People remember my brother as a good person and they know David,” she said. “David would do anything. He would go out of his way for people. And people know that."

McCormick didn’t say much Monday morning during her arraignment. But according to her criminal complaint, she confessed to police to stabbing David during a domestic dispute.

She’s being held in the South Central Regional Jail. No bond has been set.

Charleston Police said this case remains under investigation. It marks the city's third homicide this year.



UPDATE 8/20/12 @ 10:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has died from the injuries he sustained when he was stabbed in the chest.

The stabbing happened Thursday afternoon about 4 p.m. in the 1500-block of Washington Street West in Charleston.

Stacy McCormick was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the stabbing, police say that charge has now been upgraded to first-degree murder.

McCormick will be arraigned in Kanawha County Magistrate Court later Monday morning.

We have a crew at the courthouse. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



UPDATE 8/16/12 @ 5 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man had to be taken to the hospital after he was stabbed in the chest.

It happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in the 1500-block of Washington Street West.

Charleston police say Stacy McCormick has been arrested in connection to the stabbing.

The victim was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

His name has not been released at this time.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are on the scene of a stabbing on Charleston's West Side.

Dispatchers say a woman stabbed a man in the chest at a house in the 1500-block of Washington Street West.

This all happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday.

We do not know how badly the man was hurt.

We have a crew on the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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