Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 5, 2012

W.Va. man charged with shotgun slaying of Md. man


Associated Press

HAZELTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man is charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting a Maryland man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Michael Fontaine was being held without bond Monday at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

State Police say they found 33-year-old Jerame (JARE uh mee) Adam Sines of Friendsville, Md., dead in a pool of blood on an enclosed porch at Fontaine's home Saturday evening.

Media outlets say Fontaine was arraigned in Preston County Magistrate Court. A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 13.

State Police did not immediately comment on a possible motive for the slaying.