Hancock Man Pleads Guilty in 2011 Murder

Hancock Man Pleads Guilty in 2011 Murder

Court officials with Berkeley County Circuit Court say on Monday, Joshua Stitley, 34, of Hancock, pled guilty in an agreement to felony murder, robbery in the first-degree, attempted murder in the first-degree and malicious assault.

Berkeley County, W.Va. A Hancock man has pleaded guilty in connection to the May 2011 robbery and beating death of a Falling Waters woman.

Court officials with Berkeley County Circuit Court say on Monday, Joshua Stitley, 34, of Hancock, pled guilty in an agreement to felony murder, robbery in the first-degree, attempted murder in the first-degree and malicious assault.

Prosecutors argued that on May 26, 2011 Stitley and Roy Wisotzkey, 35, of Hagerstown, Md., beat Vickie Clem and her husband, Jack Clem, with a baseball bat and stabbed them in the night-time robbery at their Falling Waters, W.Va., home. Clem’s husband survived the attack after being stabbed in the groin.

In August 2013, a jury convicted Wisotzkey of felony murder, first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. The jury convicted Wisotzkey to life in prison with mercy, which would give him the possibility of parole after serving 15 years of the sentence.

Stitley’s currently being held at the Eastern Regional Jail. His sentencing is scheduled for January 13, 2014

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