Brooke County Girl Accused of Killing Father Signs Plea Agreement


A status hearing for the sixteen-year-old accused of killing her father was held Friday.

Police reported that Shannon Bartz beat her father, Donald, to death at their Brooke County home in May of last year.

Attorneys for Bartz filed motions on the possibility of using expert testimony.

Bartz accepted and signed the plea agreement, charging her with murder in the 2nd degree.

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According to the agreement, she could face 40 years in the State Penitentiary with eligibility for parole.

Bartz is scheduled to have another hearing September 2nd to discuss her status.

We will continue to keep you updated on this case.

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