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Mercer Co. woman gets immunity in exchange for testifying against husband and son in murder

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(WVVA)We have major developments in the legal proceedings for the Mercer County family accused of murdering a Summers County man.

Oscar Combs Senior, Linda Combs and Oscar Combs Junior were charged with first degree murder and robbery and conspiracy in the death of James "Bo" Butler in 2011.

On Tuesday, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John McGinnis says the charges against Linda Combs have been dismissed. He says she will also be granted immunity in exchange for testifying against her husband and son.

Butler vanished while traveling through Mercer County on his way to work. Two weeks later, his body was found off Crumpler Road in Herndon, Wyoming County trial for Oscar Combs senior is set to begin November 5.

Oscar Combs Junior will go on trial sometime late December or early January.

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