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Judge denies request to delay murder trial

Published 10:54am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

COURTLAND—A Southampton County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday denied a Franklin man’s request to delay his jury trial for the alleged murder of his estranged wife.

Franklin murder suspect Charles Steinert is escorted from general district court in Franklin after a November 2010 preliminary hearing for allegedly killing his estranged wife. - FILE
Franklin murder suspect Charles Steinert is escorted from general district court in Franklin after a November 2010 preliminary hearing for allegedly killing his estranged wife. – FILE

Barrett Richardson of Portsmouth, who is Charles Steinert’s fourth attorney, told the judge he is ready for trial. Jury selection will begin Monday, March 25.

Steinert, 38, is accused of killing Tammy Jo Steinert, 37, on June 12, 2010, at her home at 200 Southampton Road, according to court records.

Steinert also is accused of shooting his wife’s uncle, Joseph Michael Wise of Courtland. He survived.

Steinert allegedly held his wife and two teenage girls hostage in the home before shooting his wife. He released the girls unharmed.

  • Masknup

    We all know he did it. Get over it. Enough of the legalistic BS. Hang him!

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  • employee2

    Time for the stall tactics to end. His fourth attorney? give me a break.

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    • SandMan

      The article was a little misleading. Defendant asks for continuance…..attorney says “we’re ready”.

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  • HarleyGurl

    See that is the problem with society today! You kill someone and three years later you still havn’t been trial. What in this world?!?!
    So we have been feeding and supporting this man for almost three years now while there are everyday people that struggle to make ends meat. MAKES NO SENSE WHAT-SO-EVER!

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  • ajbdlb

    He may have released the two girls “unharmed” physically, but one has to question “unharmed” mentally. Those poor girls have had to live with what they heard/saw that day since it happened, and continue to have to live with it daily….

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    • HarleyGurl

      Amanda, you are so right, those poor girls will have to live with that for the rest of their lives and to think that they have lived with it for almost three years now with no peace or justice.

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