HUNTINGTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man who was charged in the June 2019 death of a 94-year-old Huntington man and arrested last year in California has been extradited back to West Virginia and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in Cabell County Magistrate Court this week, according to Interim Huntington Police Chief Eric Corder.
Seth Ellis Donald, 36, was taken into custody on a first-degree murder charge in Beverly Hills, California, on July 26, 2020. He was extradited back to Huntington on July 26 of this year.
On June 6, 2019, Huntington Police officers and Cabell County EMS paramedics were sent to the Woodlands Retirement Community, located at 1 Bradley Foster Drive, on a call regarding a deceased person.
When EMS paramedics arrived at the scene, they were directed to a wooded area of the property where the victim, Maurice L. Sill, was located. Sill, who was a resident of the Woodlands, was pronounced dead at the scene.
After further investigation it was determined that Sill’s death was a criminal act, which led to the first-degree murder charge against Donald. Donald was related to Sill, but investigators are not disclosing the extent of their familial relationship at this time.
Donald’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 5.