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Mercer Co. murder suspect expected to enter plea

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- A Mercer county man accused in the stabbing death of another Mercer county man is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in Raleigh County court Friday.

Gerald Little, 60, of Mercer County is charged with the March 2012 murder of Jerry Buckner, 57, of Princeton.

After a conflict of interest in the Mercer County court system, Little's case will be heard in Raleigh County in front of Wyoming County Judge Hrko.

Little had plead not guilty to the incident in October 2012.

Little's DNA was found on Buckner's fingernails and pants, after Buckner's body was discovered dead in his Princeton home.

Police believe Little and Buckner were acquaintances, and Little's motive was robbery.

Little has a history of violence.  He was in prison for the 2005 manslaughter of his brother, Daniel Little.  He was released in 2011 on good behavior.


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