CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two newspaper carriers killed one week ago in Clarksburg were remembered by more than 100 people at a vigil.
They gathered Thursday night at the Harrison County Courthouse plaza to honor the memories of 70-year-old Freddy Donald Swiger and his son, 47-year-old Fred Swiger. The two men were slain as they delivered The Exponent Telegram, a job they had done for decades.
Sidney A. Muller faces four counts of first-degree murder. The 27-year-old suspect is also charged in the deaths of two other men.
Investigators say the Swigers were innocent bystanders who got caught in a drug deal gone wrong.
The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/1b0Hts1 ) said that while the vigil was somber, many called for justice and change in Clarksburg before the memorial.
Five clergymen spoke of healing and faith.