Latest News, WV Press InSight Videos

Man found guilty in WVU freshman’s murder

Dominio Post photo Robert Hernandez Jr., followed by his attorney, Sherman Lambert, returns to his seat after approaching the bench during jury selection Monday.
Dominio Post photo
Robert Hernandez Jr., followed by his attorney, Sherman Lambert, returns to his seat after approaching the bench during jury selection Monday.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A   jury found Robert Hernandez Jr. guilty of first-degree murder Thursday, Jan. 29.

The jury also recommended that Hernandez not get mercy (eligibility for parole).

Hernandez was accused of fatally stabbing WVU freshman Devante’ Waites at downtown nightclub Bent Willey’s in  August.

The jury deliberated for about 2 1/2 hours, returning its verdict at about 4:45 p.m.

The prosecution, following the guilty verdict, put two witnesses on the stand who presented information about Hernandez’s criminal history…

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter