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Victim’s name released in Wellsburg murder

Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 05:45 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
WELLSBURG, W.Va. - Brooke County officials have released the name of the victim in a Wellsburg homicide last week.
Donald Bartz, 56, was killed in his home and police have a juvenile in custody that has been charged with his murder.
The investigation began at a home along Iron Gate Drive just outside of Wellsburg.  Deputies responded to a domestic incident and when they arrived, they found Bartz unresponsive. It was shortly after that they arrested a teenage girl.  
Under West Virginia law, names for juveniles under the age of 18 cannot be released.
Brooke County Prosecutor Joe Barki said they intend to file additional court paperwork to potentially move her to adult jurisdiction and be prosecuted in adult court.
"That is a lengthy process and the paperwork still needs to be filed," Barki said. "Hearings will have to be held within the Circuit Court and those will be private until if or when she is transferred to adult jurisdiction."
Bartz, who was born and raised in Wellsburg,leaves behind a son, daughter and granddaughter.

Victim’s name released in Wellsburg murder


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