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16-year-old Accused of Killing Father Enters Plea in Court

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A 16-year-old Brooke County girl accused of killing her father made her first court appearance Friday in Brooke County.

Shannon Bartz entered a not guilty plea to one count of murder.   

According to police, the incident happened on Irongate Drive in Wellsburg on May 29 when authorities found the victim, Donald Bartz, dead in his home.  

(New Details in Donald Bartz Murder Case out of Brooke County)

The defense said they will file a motion for co-counsel and additional funding. The defense said they also plan on challenging part of the indictment.

Shannon Bartz is being held at the Mulhulland Juvenile Center in Wheeling. She is being tried as an adult and will be back in court at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 8.

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