6 pm: 69°FCloudy

8 pm: 69°FCloudy

10 pm: 66°FCloudy

12 am: 65°FPartly Cloudy w/ Showers

More Weather

W.Va. woman charged in 2011 fatal shooting

Nov. 21, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

MULLENS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged in what investigators call the execution-style fatal shooting of a Summers County man.

State police Cpl. A.S. Reed in Hinton says 38-year-old Linda Combs was arraigned this week on a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

WVVA-TV reports her ex-husband and son were charged last week with first-degree murder in the April 2011 slaying of James “Bo” Butler of Summers County. His body was found in Wyoming County.

A judge denied bond Monday for 44-year-old Oscar Combs Sr. and 21-year-old Oscar Combs Jr.  Investigators said they met Butler in Mercer County with the intention of robbing him.

Linda Combs is being held Thursday on $20,000 bond at the Southern Regional Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether she has an attorney.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.