By Bobby Bordelon
A hearing expecting to see final acceptance of a plea deal and sentencing turned into the first of several status hearings on Monday, February 4.
Wilburn Lawrence Baldwin Jr. was indicted on one count of felony sexual assault in the third degree in February 2018; according to the prosecutor's office during the December hearing, the offense allegedly occurred 30 years previously. Baldwin was originally set for trial in December 2018, but shortly beforehand, a plea deal was reached between his defense and the Greenbrier County Prosecutor's Office. The trial was canceled and rescheduled as a plea hearing.
Read more in the Wednesday, February 6, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.