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Memorial service held for 3 slain family members

SALEM, W.Va. — Hundreds of people have attended a memorial service in Salem for three family members who were shot to death in Doddridge County.

A gymnasium on the Salem International University campus was packed for Saturday's service.

Salem International President John Luotto told WDTV-TV ( he hoped the university could help bring some peace to the family.

The shootings of Dixie Spencer, her husband Frederick and their 9-year-old daughter Patience occurred Monday evening at the family's home near West Union.

Doddridge County Sheriff's Deputy C.W. Modesitt has said a juvenile relative of the victims is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.


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