BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – 3 p.m. July 27, 2021: According to the office of Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick, the jury is still being selected for the trial of Richard Lee Chambers Jr.
Chambers, who was arrested in Dec. of 2018, was charged with several counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Chambers’ trial was slated to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, but a lengthy selection process pushed opening statements to Tuesday afternoon. As of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the jury selection process was still underway.
Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Hatfield told Lootpress that he anticipates the trial to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Judge Kirkpatrick’s courtroom.
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BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – On Monday, the jury selection process in Richard Lee Chambers Jr.’s trial began. The process will be continued into Tuesday, July 27, 2021, and the trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon.
Chambers was charged in a 21-count indictment. Charges included first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse of a parent, guardian or custodian and incest.
According to Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Hatfield, Chambers sexually assaulted his step-granddaughter for three years, starting when the child was four years old. She is now 10 years old.
He is facing in excess of 200 years incarceration.
Judge H. L. Kirkpatrick will be presiding over the trial, which is expected to last all week.
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