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WJU student death: Chandler released from jail

Updated: Wednesday, April 9 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

wtov9.com

WHEELING, W.Va.-- The trial of the Florida man accused of killing a Wheeling Jesuit University student has been postponed.
Meanwhile another man who pleaded guilty to part of the crime has been released from jail.
According to Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone, the trial of Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, is expected to begin sometime in June.
Peacock’s trial was set to begin April 29, but his attorney has requested a continuance to accommodate expert witnesses.
Peacock is charged with the first-degree murder of WJU student Kevin Figaniak.
Police say Peacock and Jarret Mathis Chandler allegedly got into a physical fight with Figaniak and another young man. The medical examiner said Figaniak suffered several blows to the head causing his death.
Chandler, of Winnfield, La., pleaded guilty in January to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to one year in prison.
Officials said Chandler was released from the Northern Regional Jail on April 2.

WJU student death: Chandler released from jail


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