Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 28, 2013

Jury deliberating Mercer County murder case

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — A Mercer County jury now has the case of a Bluefield man facing charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the August 2012 death of a Montcalm man.

David Reasby, 35, is on trial before Circuit Court Judge William Sadler. Reasby was arrested after the death of Derek Tabor, 23, of Montcalm, who was shot Aug. 20, 2012 outside a Fourth Street home in Bluefield. The jury started deliberations approximately 4:40 p.m.

In an opening statement to the jury, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ash said Reasby, who did not shoot Tabor, participated in the incident because he believed Tabor was a “snitch” who had spoken about him to the police.

Reasby’s attorney, David White, countered his client was not present when Tabor was shot.