CULLODEN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been charged with killing two people in separate drive-by shootings, authorities said.
Justin Howard Groff, 30, of Hurricane, was charged with first-degree murder in Putnam and Cabell counties, law enforcement officials told news outlets Thursday.READ MORE: Giant Eagle Pharmacy Reinstates Appointment-Only System For All COVID-19 Vaccinations
He’s accused of fatally shooting John Glaspell in Hurricane on Monday and Toni Lynn Cremeans in Culloden on Tuesday, Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese said.
Deweese said it appears Goff had a “vendetta against the two victims” because he blamed them for his girlfriend’s drug overdose, WCHS-TV reported.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Rules 'Comfort Dogs' May Be Allowed To Help Witnesses Testify At Trial
Quick work by West Virginia State Police firearms experts helped lead to the charges, Deweese said. In addition, a van like one Groff had access to was seen at both shootings, according to court documents.
Groff was being held at Western Regional Jail. Online records did not indicate whether he has an attorney.MORE NEWS: Male Victim In Critical Condition After Rescue Along Monongahela River Near 10th Street Bridge
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