Belmont County Murder Suspect Indicted by Grand Jury


A Belmont County man facing a murder charge in the death of his wife was indicted by the grand jury Wednesday in Belmont County.

Michael LaMotte was indicted on an aggravated murder charge with a gun specification. His pre-liminary hearing set for Thursday is no longer necessary, according to authorities. 

He is scheduled to appear next week for arraignment in front of Judge John Solovan.

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LaMotte stands accused of killing his wife,Beverlyy LaMotte, back on Oct. 30 along Old Cadiz Road. His bond has been set at $1 million and he has been ordered to have no contact or communication with relatives of the victim.

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