Martinsburg man charged with killing elderly woman

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Police have charged a Martinsburg man with first-degree murder in the slaying of an elderly woman whose bound body was found in her home.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office tells media outlets that 38-year-old William Jackson was arrested Tuesday after investigators developed evidence that he possessed the victim’s bank card.

Police say 72-year-old Martha Tyler’s bank card was used more than 30 times after she died. A family member found her body on Saturday.

Police say Tyler’s hands were bound and there was a bag over her head. She died as a result of ligature strangulation and smothering.

Jackson is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail.

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>