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Friday, November 13, 2009

Legg pleads guilty

A 53-year-old Beckley man faces up to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty in Raleigh County Circuit Court to, among other things, attempting to kill his then-wife.

Ronald Keith Legg appeared before Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick Thursday, pleading guilty to attempted murder, unlawful wounding, child abuse causing bodily injury and domestic battery.

Prosecutor Kristen Keller said Legg’s convictions stem from Oct. 21, 2007, when, during an argument with his then-wife, he hid a kitchen knife in his pants, which he used to stab her four times in the chest and temple

Keller said Legg also stabbed his 13-year-old daughter in the lower abdomen when she attempted to intervene.

Legg then fled the scene and hid until he was captured days later in Monroe County.

During the plea hearing, Legg told Kirkpatrick he did not dispute the allegations but said he had no memory of stabbing his daughter.

Because Legg pleaded guilty to crimes of violence, Kirkpatrick revoked his bond and remanded him to Southern Regional Jail pending sentencing on Dec. 30.


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