NEW DETAILS: Pre-trial Hearing Set for Former Teacher Facing Murder Charge



According to Western Division Court officials, Michael LaMotte is set for a pre-trial hearing at 3 p.m. on November 6. 

LaMotte’s bond has been set at one million dollars and he has been ordered to have no contact or communication with relatives of the victim, Beverly LaMotte.


According to Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas, the victim in a fatal shooting out of Bridgeport is the suspect’s wife, Beverly LaMotte.  Lucas says she was shot with a handgun.

The suspect, Michael LaMotte, was still at the house when deputies arrived.  He was arrested without struggle. 

Details are continuing to unfold in this developing story.  Stay with and 7News for any new information.


One man is behind bars after a fatal shooting in Belmont Count Wednesday night.  

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Chris Lamotte, 63, of Bridgeport.  LaMotte is in the Belmont County Jail on an aggravated murder charge.

Belmont County Sheriff, Dave Lucas, the shooting happened along Old Cadiz Road.

LaMotte has no bail set at this time.

Check for updates on this developing story.

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