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Charleston, W.Va., attorney’s shooting charges dismissed

By Ashley B. Craig

Police Reporter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local attorney was suffering from delirium brought on by an over-the-counter sleep aid when he shot up his South Hills area home last summer and is “not criminally responsible” for his actions, a Kanawha Circuit judge ruled.

Judge Carrie Webster issued an order Tuesday dismissing charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment against Mark Bramble, who was arrested in August after Charleston police found him shooting inside his Sherwood Forest home. The charges were dismissed with prejudice, meaning they cannot be brought again.

Bramble’s attorney, Trent Redman, filed a motion to dismiss based on the opinions of physicians who assessed Bramble. Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Randolph, who served as special prosecutor, did not object to Redman’s motion.

Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants stepped down from the case because he is Bramble’s neighbor and was home at the time with his children at the time of the incident.

Read more at http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20140722/DM02/140729734/1420


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